Frank Capra's timeless masterpiece is fully restored. Based on James Hilton's book, five people stumble upon an idyllic valley in the Himalayas called Shangri-La, where peace abounds and time has virtually stopped. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Picture. Academy Awards: Best Film Editing, Best Interior Decoration.
1937 - Academy Awards - Best Film Editing Winner
1937 - Academy Awards - Best Interior Decoration (b&w) Winner
Max Steiner - Score composer
Frank Capra - American Director
Frank R. Capra - American Director
Arthur Rankin - Star, '20s-'30s
John Howard - American actor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
Isabel Jewell - American Actress/30s-50s
Sam Jaffe - American Actor
Dimitri Tiomkin - Composer
Gene Havlick - American Editor
Edward Everett Horton - American Character Actor
Ronald Colman - British Actor
Joseph Walker - American Director Of Photography
Jane Wyatt - Margaret Anderson (Mom) from TV's "Father Knows Best"
Stephen Goosson - Art Director
Thomas Mitchell - Oscar-winning actor, STAGECOACH, GONE WITH THE WIND
Robert Riskin - Screenwriter/Playwright
Gene Milford - Editor
The classic film adaptation of James Hilton's romantic novel of a paradise found... and almost lost forever. Revolution has broken out in China, and English diplomat Robert Conway and his brother George help to evacuate British citizens from the danger zone. But on their way home, gunmen hijack their plane and take them off course; they finally crash in the mountains of Tibet. To the survivors' surprise, a rescue team approaches and leads them into the land of Shangri-La. Robert Conway discovers that the country, established nearly two centuries ago, has magic qualities; within its borders people may survive for hundreds of years, and live in peace and harmony with each other and the world. For Robert, Shangri-La is everything he ever dreamed of -- but his brother wants only to leave. Should he stay, and desert his brother... or go, and never see Shangri-La again?
At the time this was released, it was Columbia's highest costing film to date (around $2,500,000). The lamasery itself took 150 workmen and two months to build.
"...LOST HORIZON has become one of the most beloved films of that most beloved of directors, Frank Capra....LOST HORIZON remains timeless in its essential appeal..." - 06/28/1986 Los Angeles Times, p.C5
"...A truly startling experience..." - 04/01/2001 Sight and Sound, p.62
"Seen today, LOST HORIZON reveals itself as a strange, beguiling gem of a film..." - 03/01/2011 Empire