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James Hilton (I) (1900–1954)

James Hilton was born on September 9, 1900 in Leigh, Lancashire, England. He was a writer and actor, known for Mrs. Miniver (1942), Foreign Correspondent (1940) and Lost Horizon (1937). He was married to Alice Brown and Galina Kopineck. He died on December 20, 1954 in Long Beach, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1973 Lost Horizon (original novel)
 1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (novel)
 1961 Kalp yarasi (novel "Random Harvest")
 1947 So Well Remembered (novel)
 1946 Cluny Brown (contributing writer)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell (contributing writer - uncredited) / (story)
 1943 Forever and a Day (writer)
 1942 Random Harvest (based upon the novel by)
 1942 Mrs. Miniver (screenplay)
 1942 The Tuttles of Tahiti (adaptation)
 1941 Rage in Heaven (based on the novel by)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent (dialogue)
 1939 We Are Not Alone (novel) / (screenplay)
 1939 Espionage Agent (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1939 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (book "Goodbye, Mr. Chips!")
 1937 Knight Without Armor (novel "Without Armour")
 1937 Lost Horizon (novel)
 1936 Camille (screen play)
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[on discovering that, in 'Lost Horizon' (1937), his female missionary character had been replaced by a pulchritudinous blonde] The passengers who were in the plane that was kidnapped from the Chinese city of Baskul and taken to Shangri La were a purely fortuitous group... chosen for their adventure by chance. It might just as well have been Gloria as Miss Brinklow who was crowded aboard as a last... See more »


His beloved character, Mr. Chips, was partly modelled on his father John, who was head teacher of Chapel End School, in Walthamstow. See more »

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