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Lost Horizon (1973)

This retelling of the classic tale of James Hilton's Utopian lost world plays out uneasily amid musical production numbers and Bacharach pop music. While escaping war-torn China, a group of... See full summary »

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Tybee Brascia
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This retelling of the classic tale of James Hilton's Utopian lost world plays out uneasily amid musical production numbers and Bacharach pop music. While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La. Hidden from the rest of the world, Shangri-La is a haven of peace and tranquility for world-weary diplomat Richard Conway. His ambitious brother, George, sees it as a prison from which he must escape, even if it means risking his life and bringing destruction to the ancient culture of Shangri-La. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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17 March 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Horizonte Perdido  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,000,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film is listed among the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book "The Official Razzie Movie Guide." See more »

Goofs

The library at Shangri-La is supposed to be a repository for the world's great literature. A number of "Readers Digest Condensed Books" on its shelves. See more »

Quotes

Catherine: You've always been a part of Shangri-la without knowing it. I'm certain there's a wish for Shangri-la in everyone's heart.
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Connections

Featured in Larry Kramer in Love and Anger (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

THE WORLD IS A CIRCLE
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by Liv Ullmann (dubbed by Diana Lee), Bobby Van, and Children
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Can't get it out of my head!!!
4 July 1999 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I watched this film when I was a young girl in Taipei, Taiwan. I loved the film! From the wonderful cast, to the scenery and the musical scores! It has stuck with me throughout the years as being one of my favorites. My sister and I had the sound track and played it all the time during our teenage years. If I had it today, I would still play it.


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