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Lost Horizon (1973)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Richard Conway
... Catherine
... Sally Hughes
... Sam Cornelius
... George Conway
... Maria
... Harry Lovett
... Brother To-Lenn
... The High Lama
... Chang
... Bill Fergunson
... Dr. Verden
Larry Duran ... Asian Pilot
... Nurse
Tybee Brascia ... Dancer
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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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Release Date:

17 March 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Horizonte Perdido  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,000,000
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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This was Producer Ross Hunter's first movie for Columbia Pictures after producing a string of hits for Universal Pictures over twenty years, including Imitation of Life (1959), Madame X (1966), and Airport (1970). After its huge commercial failure, it was his last. 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

Harry Lovett: Get a load of the outfit. Have kimono, will travel.
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Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Share the Joy
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Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by Olivia Hussey (dubbed by Andra Willis)
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Why isn't this movie on DVD?!
8 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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