Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Stowaway in the Sky (1960)

Lopert Pictures
Directed by Albert Lamorisse
My rating: 2 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

A Parisian scientist invents a hot air balloon which he can precisely control. His young son stows away on its maiden flight. Together, they fly over scenic French locations. It eventually crashes in the Alps, but as this is strictly family fare everyone is alright. Might work as a travelogue in the Cinerama tradition, but only if you can watch it in widescreen and restored, which alas I was not. Narration by Jack Lemmon is unobtrusive.

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