Flight of the Lost Balloon

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Flight of the Lost Balloon
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Original film poster
Directed by Nathan Juran
Written by Nathan Juran
Starring Mala Powers
Marshall Thompson
Music by Hal Borne
Cinematography Jacques Marquette
Production
company
Release date
December 28, 1961
Running time
91 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $75,000[1]

Flight of the Lost Balloon is a 1961 film produced, written and directed by Nathan Juran that was filmed in Puerto Rico.[2] It stars Mala Powers and Marshall Thompson[3] with the working title being Cleopatra and the Cyclops.[4]

The film was inspired by Jules Verne's Five Weeks in a Balloon and beat the major Irwin Allen film release of the book to the cinemas.[5] However the name of Jules Verne was dropped and was nowhere to be found in the credits, though the name of Verne's balloon, the Victoria, remained.

As a promotional gimmick people who bought tickets for the film were given a "motion sickness pill".[6]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Nathan Juran agreed to make the film because he had a percentage of the profits. It was shot over ten days in Puerto Rico.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swires, Steve (May 1989). "Nathan Juran: The Fantasy Voyages of Jerry the Giant Killer Part Two". Starlog Magazine. No. 142. p. 58. 
  2. ^ p. 206 Weaver, Tom Jacque Marquette Interview in Double Feature Creature Attack: A Monster Merger of Two More Volumes of Classic Interviews McFarland, 2003
  3. ^ http://allmovie.com/work/flight-of-the-lost-balloon-91742
  4. ^ p.234 Taves, Brian, Michaluk, Stephen & Baxter, Edward The Jules Verne Encyclopedia Scarecrow Press, 1996
  5. ^ p.234 Taves, Brian, Michaluk, Stephen & Baxter, Edward The Jules Verne Encyclopedia Scarecrow Press, 1996
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054883/
  7. ^ "New York Beat," Jet 13 Jun 1963

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