Ronald Colman and Jane Wyatt star in this lavishly- produced classic about the enchanted paradise at Shangri-La where time stands still. Frank Capra's enduring masterpiece, LOST HORIZON (based on the best- selling novel by James Hilton) had
a running time of 132 minutes upon its initial release in 1937. For a World War II re- issue, 24 minutes were cut to tone dawn the film’s pacifist message. Film preservationist Robert Gitt, working over a period of twenty-five years, has utilized footage found all over the world to restore a number of missing scenes. With extraordinary art direction, the set of Shangri-La is considered the largest ever built in Hollywood— winning designer Stephen Goosson a 1937 Academy Award (LOST HORIZON won two Oscars: Art Direction-Set Direction and Film Editing). Furthermore, the budget for the picture was staggering and cost almost tour times the amount of any Columbia film at the time; on equivalent cost of approximately 30•4O million today. LOST HORIZON is considered on exception among Copra's work for its deviation from his usual upbeat "American" theme- and continues to capture the imagination of the viewing public today.