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Larry Kramer (screenplay)
James Hilton (original novel)
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Release Date:
17 March 1973 (USA) See more »
Come to a new world of music, a new world of adventure, and a new world of love! See more »
This retelling of the classic tale of James Hilton's Utopian lost world plays out uneasily amid musical production numbers and Bacharach pop music... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Peter Finch ... Richard Conway

Liv Ullmann ... Catherine

Sally Kellerman ... Sally Hughes

George Kennedy ... Sam Cornelius

Michael York ... George Conway

Olivia Hussey ... Maria

Bobby Van ... Harry Lovett

James Shigeta ... Brother To-Lenn

Charles Boyer ... The High Lama

John Gielgud ... Chang

Kent Smith ... Bill Fergunson

John Van Dreelen ... Dr. Verden
Larry Duran ... Asian Pilot

Miiko Taka ... Nurse
Tybee Brascia
Neil Jon
Hedley Mattingly ... Col. Rawley
Virginia Ann Lee
Paul Delucca (as Paul De Lucca)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Davis Bayne ... Airline Passenger (uncredited)

Michael Bernal ... School Student / Dancer (uncredited)
Phil Chong ... Mongolian Horseback rider (uncredited)
Sharann Hisamoto ... School Student / Dancer (uncredited)
Jessie Salve ... Bridegroom / Dancer (uncredited)
Jackie Tom ... School Student / Dancer (uncredited)
Ron Veto ... Monk (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Jarrott 
Writing credits
Larry Kramer (screenplay)

James Hilton (original novel)

Produced by
Ross Hunter .... producer
Jacques Mapes .... associate producer (as Jacque Mapes)
Original Music by
Burt Bacharach 
Cinematography by
Robert Surtees (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Maury Winetrobe 
Production Design by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
Set Decoration by
Jerry Wunderlich 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis 
Makeup Department
Thomas R. Burman .... makeup artist (as Tom Burman)
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Production Management
Raymond Gosnell .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Frankovich Jr. .... second assistant director
Malcolm R. Harding .... assistant director: second unit (as Mack Harding)
Russell Saunders .... second unit director (as Russ Saunders)
Sheldon Schrager .... assistant director
Jerry Ziesmer .... second assistant director
Art Department
Max Frankel .... prop master
Mentor Huebner .... production illustrator
Frank L. Brown .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound (as Arthur R. Piantadosi)
Jack Solomon .... sound
Richard Tyler .... sound
Dan Wallin .... sound
Kitty Malone .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Butler-Glouner .... special photographic effects
Visual Effects by
Matthew Yuricich .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Surtees .... cameraman: second unit
Harold E. Wellman .... cameraman: second unit (as Harold Wellman)
Casting Department
Jack Baur .... casting supervisor
Rose Tobias Shaw .... casting supervisor
Frank Kennedy .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Guy C. Verhille .... costume supervisor (as Guy Verhille)
Editorial Department
Earl Moore .... assistant film editor
Abe Lincoln Jr. .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Burt Bacharach .... conductor: original score
Hal David .... lyricist
Alison Freebairn-Smith .... singer
Jack Hayes .... orchestral arrangements
Hermes Pan .... stager: musical numbers
Ken Runyon .... music editor
Leo Shuken .... orchestral arrangements
Burt Bacharach .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Diana Lee .... singing voice: Liv Ullmann (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
Jerry Whitman .... singing voice: Peter Finch (uncredited)
Andra Willis .... singing voice: Olivia Hussey (uncredited)
Transportation Department
James Morris .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Bea Busch .... assistant: Mr. Pan
Wayne Fitzgerald .... titles
Don Morgan .... publicity supervisor
Helen Morgan .... unit publicist
Hermes Pan .... choreography and staging
Frank Radcliffe .... assistant: Mr. Pan (as Frank Radcliff)
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Frank Tallman .... aerial sequences
Robert Werden .... unit publicist

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Additional Details

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150 min (original release) | 143 min (general release version)
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm prints)

Did You Know?

As of 2015, this marks as the last screenplay for a theatrical film written by Larry Kramer. In Larry Kramer in Love and Anger (2015), the writer reveals that he isn't proud of his script for the movie but acknowledges that the deal he made with producers for this work (along with some other great investments) made him free of financial worries for the rest of his life. He went on to become a successful playwright and LGBT rights activist.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Chang:Miss Hughes! You are in the midst of life. Do not seek death; it will find you. But choose the road that makes death a fulfillment.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)See more »


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43 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Those Dancing Fools, 3 March 2000
Author: Jamie Moffat ( from Melbourne, Australia

As Bette Midler used to say, "I never miss a Liv Ullman musical". Here is a film which attempts to inspire and uplift, and I guess it succeeds, if for reasons quite different from those intended.

Unless they attempt a musical version of "Schindler's List" this will probably be the all time champion in the "Play it straight" stakes. James Hilton's novella, heaven knows, was a piece of fluff which tantalised rather than explored its themes. The 1937 film was a winner because, hey, what Frank Capra film in the '30s wasn't?

But if we had to have a musical version, wouldn't it have been a good idea to hire a couple of musical stars?! Okay, at a push Bobby Van passes muster, and thank God that he's meant to be that annoying, because after five minutes the idea of him being lost in a snowdrift seemed eminently satisfying. But as for the rest - George Kennedy, Peter Finch, Sally Kellermann, John Gielgud, Olivia Hussey - well we aren't going to see them in a revival of "42nd Street" now are we? My favourite definitely has to be Kellermann and Hussey thumping around a library, the former looking bored, the latter very pregnant, singing what seems to be a 70s New Age version of the "Green Acres" theme.

But its Liv who suffers most. Swinging those bovine limbs of hers, singing some nonsense about the world being a circle which never ends - an apt description of the song - she seems light years away from Bergman. Actually she bears a striking resemblance to Bill Clinton in some of her long shots.

Only Michael York emerges with any credibilty. And that's mainly because his character keeps nagging everybody to run away. And who could blame him?

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