Lost Horizon (1937) (3.5/4)

Lost Horizon

The classic. A plane carrying a small group of travelers escaping violence in China crashes in the Himalayas. The passengers are rescued by the people of Shangri La a peaceful, happy place where no one ages. However, some of the passengers want to leave. This Frank Capra film was brutally cut by the studio. While most of the original footage has been recovered, there are some small gaps in the film where the soundtrack plays while production stills are shown on screen. The movie was based on the first novel published in paperback. Shangri La became a dictionary entry.

Directed by: Frank Capra
The cast includes: Ronald Colman (Robert Conway), Jane Wyatt (Sondra), John Howard (George Conway), Thomas Mitchell (Henry Barnard), Edward Everett Horton (Alexander P. Lovett), Sam Jaffe (High Lama)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 132 minutes
Presented in: BW
Related categories: Lost Worlds, Would be great in Color!

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