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Lost Horizon

Ronald Colman and Jane Wyatt star in this lavishly-produced classic about the enchanted paradise of Shangri-La where time stands still. After nearly 50 years, Frank Capra's timeless masterpiece, LOST HORIZON (based on the best-selling novel by James Hilton) was restored to its original length of 132 minutes in 1986. The film, which was widely circulated among the armed services during World War II, was cut 22 minutes after its initial release in 1937 to reflect the wartime perception of the Chinese and to tone down the film's pacifism. Film historian Robert Gitt conducted nearly 13 years of detective work tracking down the lost footage. With extraordinary art direction, the set of Shangri-La is considered the largest ever built in Hollywood, winning designer Stephan Goosson an Academy Award(r) (LOST HORIZON won two 1937 Academy Awards(r): Art Direction-Set Design and Film Editing). Furthermore, the budget for the picture was staggering and cost almost four times the amount of any Columbia film at the time; an equivalent cost of approximately $30-$40 million today. A box office blockbuster, LOST HORIZON is considered an exception among Capra's work for its deviation from his usual upbeat "American" theme and continues to capture the imagination of the viewing public today.
Drama / Adventure
134 min
1937
NR
Sony Pictures
English
VUDU Community
4.3
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Cast & Crew
 
Frank Capra
Frank Capra
Director
Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
Robert Conway
Edward Everett Horton
Edward Everett Horton
Alexander P. Lovett
H.B. Warner
H.B. Warner
Chang
Jane Wyatt
Jane Wyatt
Sondra
Sam Jaffe
Sam Jaffe
High Lama
John Howard
John Howard
George Conway
Margo
Margo
Maria
Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitchell
Henry Barnard
Isabel Jewell
Isabel Jewell
Gloria Stone
Hugh Buckler
Hugh Buckler
Lord Gainsford
David Torrence
David Torrence
Prime Minister
Boyd Irwin
Boyd Irwin
Assistant Foreign Secretary
Norman Ainsley
Norman Ainsley
Wyrley Birch
Wyrley Birch
Missionary
John Burton
John Burton
Wynant
George Chan
George Chan
Chinese priest
Willie Fung
Willie Fung
Bandit leader
Lawrence Grant
Lawrence Grant
1st Man
Noble Johnson
Noble Johnson
Leader of porters
Richard Loo
Richard Loo
Shanghai Airport official
Margaret McWade
Margaret McWade
Missionary
Leonard Mudie
Leonard Mudie
Senior Foreign Secretary
John T. Murray
John T. Murray
Meeker
Carl Stockdale
Carl Stockdale
Missionary
Victor Wong
Victor Wong
Bandit leader
James Hilton
James Hilton
Book Author
Robert Riskin
Robert Riskin
Screenwriter