Lost Horizon
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It took British author James Hilton six weeks to write his visionary novel Lost Horizon. It took director Frank Capra two years-and half of his home studio Columbia's annual budget-to bring it to the screen. After a lengthy preamble, inviting audiences to imagine their own ideas of Utopia, the film opens on a chaotic scene at a Chinese airfield. As hordes of bandits approach, hundreds of refugees scramble to board the last plane out. Only five people make it: Mildly disenchanted Far Eastern diplomat Robert Conway (Ronald Colman), his hotheaded younger brother George (John Howard),… More
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"Capra's most challenging film is both naive and pleasantly uplifting."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Lost Horizon (1937) is a timeless, widely-acclaimed classic romantic fantasy film that was directed by Frank Capra."
‑ Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
"Boasting great production values, Frank Capra's film is still one of the most cherished fables made during the Depression era."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Classic Capra fantasy. Not wholly successful, but essential viewing."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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