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 ...
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In this Hong Kong-filmed movie, Chris Mitchum plays a CIA agent who is ordered to locate a terrorist. The villain has stolen a pair of nuclear warheads and is hiding somewhere in Bangkok. ... See full summary »
The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere. The plot of illegitimate Mordred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.
When his wife and son are brutalized by thugs and a corrupt criminal justice system puts the perpetrators back on the street, a New York City factory worker turns vigilante to find some measure of bloody justice.
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
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Robert Shaw was originally offered the part of Richard Conway. See more »
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 »
[considering possible reasons why their plane has been hijacked]
For good measure, they've got two journalists and - by his own account - a famous comedian.
Very funny. But what about you, Cornelius? Maybe they want you? Who are you?
I'm somebody flying in a strange plane with a lunatic pilot and I'm trying to find out why - that's who I am!
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"Lost Horizon" was cut by 23 minutes after its theatrical release. The deleted footage consisted of three songs: "I Come To You", "If I Could Go Back", and "Where Knowledge Ends, Faith Begins"; plus two reprises of "Living Together, Growing Together" were cut, and a fertility dance sequence was also edited out.Pioneer reinstated the three songs for a 1992 Laserdisc release while the remaining footage was restored for the 2011 DVD version. See more »
Deadly-earnest camp musical; often deliriously enjoyable...
Ross Hunter's musical remake of the 1937 fantasy, based on James Hilton's enduring bestseller, was written off by critics and audiences almost immediately in 1973, sounding off a backlash against musicals in general that gave the genre a bad reputation in Hollywood for decades. Group of disparate British and American individuals end up on an emergency flight out of a war-torn Asian country, but their plane is hijacked and crashes in a snowy mountain terrain; a rescue party arrives and leads the group to an isolated community called Shangri-La, where the sun is always shining and most of the residents are youthful and blissfully content. Some of the performances by the classy cast aren't so classy (the effervescent mood of the piece, the lilting Burt Bacharach-Hal David tunes, as well as the lightweight direction all conspire to make the performers look just a bit silly). Peter Finch is the international peace keeper who becomes involved in a somewhat constipated romance with resident Liv Ullmann; Sally Kellerman is a malcontent photographer who spits out lines like, "I got tired of taking pictures of people with their heads blown off, so that people with their heads STILL ON--and usually under hairdryers--could get one last kick before turning to the nearest recipe"; John Gieguld, "as Chang", is curiously cast as an Asian factotum for the High Lama who learned to speak English while attending Oxford (but why no songs for Chang?); while Bobby Van, as a USO entertainer, soft-shoes his way into the hearts of the Shangri-La schoolchildren. Hal David's nonsensical lyrics are sometimes jaw-dropping, and the pacing gets bogged down with all that talk about the outside world and how nothing is more pitiful today. However, the production is lush and the general handling strangely affecting. The two-dimensional characters are so overly serious they actually become endearing, and the movie's silliness is infectious. It ends up being a lot of fun. *** from ****
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