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Larry Kramer (screenplay)
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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)

Richard Lee-Sung ... Laughing Mongolian Refueling Plane (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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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)

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The film was one of the few mainstream American films of the 1970s never released on VHS in the U.S. A limited-edition laserdisc release in the early 1990s was the only U.S. home video release until 2011, when Sony released the film on DVD.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 »
Richard Conway:I don't know whether I've been mad and I'm now sane. Or, was sane for a time and now I'm mad again.See more »
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52 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Least Horizon, 21 March 2005
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

I have a confession to August 1974 I re-opened an old cinema and this was the premiere attraction. The sound gargled away from behind the flabby screen and the invited audience sat on the lumpy seats. I looked like Top Cat in a tuxedo, and this film unfolded across the joins on our cinemascope presentation. What a night! Unforgettable in its mangy charm and an intro into the glamorous world of second rate showbiz to which I am still magnetized today. As a result I have a special place in my heart for this gloriously awful musical. All I can say was that the opening night crowd fled into the darkness after the last reel flapped off the projector. Some even promised to return and asked what was on next week: "MAME ...with Lucy" I grinned as I locked the door. Somehow the business survived and I even got to showcase AT LONG LAST LOVE the next year. LOST HORIZON was quite successful in Australia and was first released in Sydney as presented in 70mm for 13 weeks.... families liked it and for a while it was considered the sort of Brady Bunch family sort of musical. I just wanted to open my crummy seaside cinema with something nice. So I did and thank Neptune the locals forgave me. I deliciously look forward to the DVD release with the infamous deleted scenes, especially the legendary diaper dance with the guys swinging teapots and extended versions of Bobby Van leaping about with Liv Ullman. Am I correct in believing this was Ross Hunter's last production?

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