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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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Why isn't this movie on DVD?! See more (97 total) »


  (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

Also Known As:
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?

The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Peter Finch, George Kennedy and John Gielgud; and three Oscar nominees: Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman and Charles Boyer.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 »
Harry Lovett:Get a load of the outfit. Have kimono, will travel.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)See more »


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37 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Why isn't this movie on DVD?!, 8 December 2004
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Much better than it is generally given credit for, this version of "Lost Horizon" not only had great music and beautiful scenery, but also some stunning mountain photography. A special edition laser disc was released some years ago which added more than 30 minutes of previously deleted material, extra music, and lots of bonus material. So why isn't this on DVD?! Hard to figure the studios out sometimes. Certainly the roles could have been given to people who could sing better than Peter Finch, Liv Ullman, George Kennedy and Sally Kellerman, but what do you want in a movie, good acting or melodious pipes? Song and dance man Bobby Van is great fun, Michael York is a suitably tragic villain, and seeing Sir John Gielgud decked out as Chang may sound silly but actually works very well on screen. Trust me, you need to check this movie out - if you can find it!

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