Cinema: Over the Rainbow

LOST HORIZON

Directed by CHARLES JARROTT

Screenplay by LARRY KRAMER

There is smog in Shangri-La. Stashed on the shelf of the monastery library—that repository of wisdom and enlightenment for a weary world—is a Reader's Digest Condensed Book.

Signs of the times, and proof that things have changed since Frank Capra visited Novelist James Hilton's Oriental paradise in 1937. Pollution has socked in Burbank, where Producer Ross Hunter (Airport) built the monastery by redecorating a castle set that had been swallowing up space on the Warner Brothers back lot ever since Camelot. One sometimes wonders...

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