Lost Horizon


(out of 5)

and crew think it’s over for them when their plane crashes in the snowy Himalayas and they are continents away from known civilization. What they’re about to find out is that just around the bend is a mysteriously beautiful city called Shangri-La, a place whose residents don’t age and who live a peaceful, commune-like existence. Colman is immediately befriended by its residents and asked to be a key player in their political future, but doubts are imminent: are these people who they say they are, or is it one big fantasy that they’ve duped themselves into believing? Awe-inspiring sets and great acting abound in this marvelous science-fiction film.

Columbia Pictures Corporation

USA, 1937

Directed by

Screenplay by , from a novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by Frank Capra

Music by

Production Design by 

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Academy Awards
Best Art Direction (Stephen Goosson)
Best Film Editing (Gene Havlick, Gene Milford)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (H.B. Warner as “Chang”)
Best Assistant Director (C.C. Coleman Jr.)
Best Music (Scoring) (Columbia Studio Music Department, Morris Stoloff, head of department, Score by Dimitri Tiomkin)
Outstanding Production (Columbia)
Best Sound Recording (Columbia Studio Sound Department, John Livadary, Sound director)



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