From master fantasist Jules Verne and director Irwin Allen comes this tale of a 19th-century British balloon expedition across Africa. Because the trip is so clearly fraught with dangers both natural and man-made, Professor Ferguson (Cedric Hardwicke) finds it difficult to locate financial backing for the adventure he means to undertake─until a well-known reporter (Red Buttons) climbs aboard for the ride. Barbara Eden, Fabian, and Peter Lorre also star. 101 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish.