Let the Balloon Go
|Let the Balloon Go|
|Directed by||Oliver Howes|
|Produced by||Richard Mason; Hal and Jim McElroy, associate producers|
|Written by||Cliff Green
|Based on||novel by Ivan Southall|
|Music by||George Dreyfus|
|Edited by||Max Lemon|
|Distributed by||20th Century-Fox|
|Release dates||16 December 1976|
|Running time||92 mins|
Let the Balloon Go is a 1976 Australian children's film about a young boy with polio in 1917.
In 1917 rural New South Wales, a young boy with polio struggles to break free of his overprotective mother.
- Robert Bettles as John Sumner
- Jan Kingsbury as Mrs Sumner
- John Ewart as Constable Baird
- Bruce Spence as Acting Fire Chief Gifford
- Ray Barrett as Dr McLeod
The film sold widely overseas including to the USA.
- Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, p 309
- "LOVELY OLD TOWN IN FILM STAR MAKE-UP.". The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) (1933 - 1982: National Library of Australia). 24 December 1975. p. 34. Retrieved 28 September 2012.