G | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La.
This was the last screenplay for a theatrical movie written by Larry Kramer. In Larry Kramer in Love and Anger (2015), the writer revealed that he wasn't proud of his script for this movie, and in 2002 said, "It was the one thing I have done in my life that I truly regret. People still laugh about it." But Kramer also acknowledges that the nearly $300,000 he earned for his script (along with great investments his lawyer brother made with the money) left him free of financial worries for the rest of his life. He became a successful playwright and a legendary LGBT rights activist.
Miss Hughes! You are in the midst of life. Do not seek death; it will find you. But choose the road that makes death a fulfillment.
When Robert and his brother leave Shangrila they're in ordinary clothes and trilby hats but when seen with the party of porters they're in boots , heavy coats and protective head gear.
"Lost Horizon" was cut by 23 minutes after its theatrical release. The deleted footage consisted of three songs: "I Come To You", "If I Could Go Back", and "Where Knowledge Ends, Faith Begins"; plus two reprises of "Living Together, Growing Together" were cut, and a fertility dance sequence was also edited out. Pioneer reinstated the three songs for a 1992 Laserdisc release whilst the remaining footage was restored for the 2011 DVD version.