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Lost Horizon


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  • Actors: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard, Thomas Mitchell
  • Directors: Frank Capra
  • Writers: James Hilton, Robert Riskin, Sidney Buchman
  • Producers: Frank Capra, Harry Cohn
  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Columbia/Tristar Vid
  • VHS Release Date: Jan. 5 1999
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000493Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,380 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John K. Ickes on June 14 2004
Format: DVD
I was surprised how much this classic touched me. Afterwards, it reminded me of John Lennon's lyrics: "Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans." For example, one stranded traveller, who is initially bequiled by the gold he found at Shangri-La, gradually has his heart opened wide by the children of Shangr-La, and he sees/feels the real riches around him. The old sage's only rule, "Be kind" was simple and great. I didn't balk at the fact that the two "Hollywood nymphets" (as referred to by another Amazon.com reviewer) were not Asian; because the old sage, himself, was a Belgian missionary and many of Shangri-La's inhabitants were supposed to have been lost foreign travellers who had been rescued. The idea of Shangri-La as a sanctuary for the meek who shall inherit the earth after the strong destroy the strong mysteriously forebode World War II's horrors that happened not too many years after this 1937 film was released. With today's Global Positioning Satellite technology, a hidden, physical Shangri-La could probably never be in the cards. However, it can dwell where it most should--inside us. (No, they don't make 'em like they use to.)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Randy Keehn on Aug. 20 2003
Format: DVD
One of the earliest movies I remembered enjoying was "Lost Horizon". I remember watching it on a Sunday afternoon on TV and finding myself engrossed in this story of a planeful of assorted refugees who are flown to a remote paradise in the Himalayas. Dinner was ready before the movie was over but, some years later, I was finally able to see the end. There is a very real poetic beauty to this film (as there also is to the book which I felt compelled to read). For years, in my adolesence, I held out hope that explorers would eventually discover a real Shangri-la. Such is the rapture that can engulf you with this movie.
There is a great deal going for this movie starting with great acting from Ronald Colman through the supporting cast of Sam Jaffe, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton, etc. The directing is great as well. Could anyone other than Frank Capra have made this movie? There is action right from the beginning as the characters are hijacked and when the group is led through the mountains to the secret location. There is comedy, romance, and drama as well. But most of all there is hope.
This is a movie that came out at a time the world was about to go crazy and we were reminded that if we could get away from all the craziness we could still find peace and sanity. In time the movie has come to symbolize the Shangri-la that exists for all of us. As we are caught up in the stresses and strains of modern living, we dream of an escape to serenity. For many the struggle to find it is difficult, for others it may seem to find them, while others find it but fail to recognize it. Well, if you're having trouble finding your peace, you might just discover it in this movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maria Schatz on Dec 8 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
LOVE this film - even though it was written in 1935 or so , every moment of it is perfection . I read the book in highschool as required reading , and love the film even more. This version is great , although if you already own the VHS copy , and are looking for improvements in quality , there is none - it is identical . The only thing is , there is an alternate ending to view , and commentaries that make it well worth the reasonable price .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Lovins TOP 50 REVIEWER on Aug. 8 2011
Format: DVD
Columbia Pictures Corporation presents "LOST HORIZON" (1937) (128 min/B&W) -- Starring Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard, Thomas Mitchell, Margo, Isabel Jewell, H.B. Warner & Sam Jaffe

Directed by Frank Capra

British diplomat Robert Conway (Ronald Colman) and a small group of civilians crash land in the Himalayas, and are rescued by the people of the mysterious, Eden-like valley of Shangri-la. Protected by the mountains from the world outside, where the clouds of World War II are gathering, Shangri-la provides a seductive escape for the world-weary Conway.

Ronald Colman's longfull heartbreak glance as he leaves Shangri-la, a soulful expression not easy to get out of one's mind.

Director Frank Capra takes us into a place of danger and turmoil and gives us a glimpse of what dreams are made of, we can all make it happen with just a little effort on our part.

'Lost Horizon' is indeed a remnant from the Golden Age of Cinema.

A truly great adventure with Colman at his best in the role of Conway

Academy Awards for Art Direction (Stephen Goosson) & Film Editing (Gene Havlick & Gene Milford)

Nominated for Oscars Best Actor in a Supporting Role (H.B. Warner), Best Assistant Director (Charles C. Coleman), Best Music, Score (Dimitri Tiomkin), Best Picture (Columbia), Best Sound, Recording (John P. Livadary)

For fans of Ronald Colman, Lost Horizon is just right for you. Highly recommend!

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1. Frank Capra [aka: Francesco Rosario Capra] (Director)
Date of Birth: 18 May 1897 - Bisacquino, Sicily, Italy
Date of Death: 3 September 1991 - La Quinta, California

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