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Five Weeks in a Balloon

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With Five Weeks in a Balloon, 20th Century-Fox hoped to cash on the success of the studio's earlier Jules Verne adaptation [[Feature~V135403~Journey to the Centre of the Earth~journeytothecenteroftheearth]] (1959). The plot is set in motion when 19th-century explorer Fergusson (Sir [[Performer~P93420~Cedric Hardwicke~cedrichardwicke]]) volunteers to head a balloon expedition to claim an otherwise unreachable chunk of African territory for the British Empire. Along for the ride are reporter Donald O'Shay...more

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