1950s Adventure Movie
July 19, 2004 1:41 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone remember a movie from about the 1950s (not sure, but it was black and white) that was an Indiana Jones type adventure film (but of course it was made before the Indy movies) with the following final scene:
The hero and heroine are escaping with the treasure in a hot air balloon...[MI]

They have to continually throw bags of treasure out of the balloon in order to get enough lift to escape. Finally, the girl gives up a giant diamond concealed in her mouth.
Any clues?
posted by nprigoda to Media & Arts (9 answers total)
Best answer: It it FLIGHT OF THE LOST BALLOON? IMDB link
posted by jazon at 2:28 PM on July 19, 2004

IS it...

p.s. I searched google with movie balloon diamond mouth - it was link #5
posted by jazon at 2:30 PM on July 19, 2004

Response by poster: Unfortunately your first link isn't working for me, and the second link doesn't seem to have enough info for me to know for sure, but I'm going to scan for more info in your google page.
Thanks for the effort!
posted by nprigoda at 2:41 PM on July 19, 2004

Response by poster: Okay, I'm pretty sure that isn't it. I remember the film being in black and white, and this one seems to be colour.
posted by nprigoda at 2:43 PM on July 19, 2004

Oh well, just a guess.

And, I see the TVGUIDE link doesn't work from here, but it does work from the Google search. How Odd.
posted by jazon at 2:58 PM on July 19, 2004

Best answer: It's because while making the link, he put in an extra ". Here is a fixed link for the lazy to click on.
posted by zsazsa at 3:08 PM on July 19, 2004

D'oh! I thougth I just cut-n-pasted. My bad.
posted by jazon at 3:38 PM on July 19, 2004

I gotta say that Flight of the Lost Balloon really seems like a match, albeit in color, given your description. The TV guide piece even references Indiana Jones. By chance did you see it on a B&W television? Perhaps these posters will help jog your memory.
posted by samuelad at 5:47 PM on July 19, 2004

Response by poster: Okay, that TV guide article is making me think it might be the right one. I think samuelad may be right, it may have been the old b&w in the basement. I might not know until I see it.
No other suggestions? That might be the best indicator that this is the right one.
posted by nprigoda at 6:29 PM on July 19, 2004

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