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Category: Drama, Sci-Fi/FantasyNotable as: DramaSub-Category: fantasy film, drama film, film adaptation, science fiction filmRuntime: 95 - 132 minutesColor: colorLanguage: English, Standard ChineseCountry: United StatesFilming location: CaliforniaDirector: Frank Capra, Andrew MartonScreenwriter: Robert Riskin, James HiltonBased on: Lost HorizonMusic: Dimitri TiomkinCinematography: Joseph Walker, Elmer DyerStars: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, John Howard, Margo, H. B. Warner, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton, Isabel Jewell, Sam Jaffe, Norman Ainsley Producer: Frank Capra, Columbia, Columbia PicturesStudio: Columbia PicturesAwards won: Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Gene Havlick)
Academy Award for Best Production Design (Stephen Goosson)
National Film Registry
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Score, Adaptation or Treatment
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (H. B. Warner)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Lost Horizon is a 1937 American drama-fantasy film directed by Frank Capra. The screenplay by Robert Riskin is based on the 1933 novel of the same title by James Hilton. The film exceeded its original budget by more than $776,000, and it took five years for it to earn back its cost. The serious financial crisis it created for Columbia Pictures damaged the partnership between Capra and studio head Harry Cohn, as well as the friendship between Capra and screenwriter Riskin, whose previous collaborations had included Lady for a Day, It Happened One Night, and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.


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