Let the Balloon Go

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Let the Balloon Go
Directed by Oliver Howes
Produced by Richard Mason; Hal and Jim McElroy, associate producers
Written by Cliff Green
Oliver Howes
Richard Mason
Based on novel by Ivan Southall
Starring Robert Bettles
Janet Kingsbury
John Ewart
Music by George Dreyfus
Cinematography Dean Semler
Edited by Max Lemon
Distributed by 20th Century-Fox
Release date
16 December 1976
Running time
92 mins
Country Australia
Language English
Budget AU$400,000[1]

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.



The film was shot near the town of Carcoar.[2]


The film sold widely overseas including to the United States.[1]


  1. ^ a b Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, p 309
  2. ^ "LOVELY OLD TOWN IN FILM STAR MAKE-UP.". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 24 December 1975. p. 34. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 

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