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|
|16 December 1976|
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 United States.
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