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* AllStarCast: No real A-list names, but a combination of prominent veteran actors (Charles Boyer, Creator/JohnGielgud) and familiar faces from big films in the years leading up to this film (Peter Finch, George Kennedy, Michael York, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, Olivia Hussey).

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* AllStarCast: No real A-list names, but a combination of prominent veteran actors (Charles Boyer, (Creator/CharlesBoyer, Creator/JohnGielgud) and familiar faces from big films in the years leading up to this film (Peter Finch, George Kennedy, Michael York, Liv Ullmann, Creator/GeorgeKennedy, Creator/MichaelYork, Creator/LivUllmann, Sally Kellerman, Olivia Hussey).Creator/OliviaHussey).


* AllStarCast: No real A-list names, but a combination of prominent veteran actors (Charles Boyer, John Gielgud) and familiar faces from big films in the years leading up to this film (Peter Finch, George Kennedy, Michael York, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, Olivia Hussey).

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* AllStarCast: No real A-list names, but a combination of prominent veteran actors (Charles Boyer, John Gielgud) Creator/JohnGielgud) and familiar faces from big films in the years leading up to this film (Peter Finch, George Kennedy, Michael York, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, Olivia Hussey).



* HideYourPregnancy: Olivia Hussey tried to do this, but it's still quite obvious.

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* HideYourPregnancy: Olivia Hussey Creator/OliviaHussey tried to do this, but it's still quite obvious.


** Creator/Rita Hayworth tested for Maria and Creator/DavidNiven tested for George Conway.
** Creator/JeanArthur and Creator/BarnaraStanwyck turned down the role of Sondra Bizet.

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** Creator/Rita Hayworth Creator/RitaHayworth tested for Maria and Creator/DavidNiven tested for George Conway.
** Creator/JeanArthur and Creator/BarnaraStanwyck Creator/BarbaraStanwyck turned down the role of Sondra Bizet.



** Producer Ross Hunter offered the role of Chang to Creator/ToshiroMifune, but he turned it down.

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** Producer Ross Hunter offered the role of Chang to Creator/ToshiroMifune, but he turned it down.down.
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* BoxOfficeBomb: An iconic flop of its era. Despite a $12 million budget and a massive amount of hype, it only raked in $3 million, leading to the industry nickname ''Lost Investment''.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: An iconic flop of its era. Despite a $12 million budget and a massive amount of hype, it only raked in $3 million, leading to the industry nickname ''Lost Investment''. This is also seen as the film that put the coffin in the ground for the post-''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' "epic movie musical" trend (as opposed to a straight-up GenreKiller).


* StarDerailingRole: Downplayed for Liv Ullman; Ross Hunter intended to launch her as a major star in American films with this one, but it spectacularly failed. However, her international success continued unabated.

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* StarDerailingRole: Downplayed for Liv Ullman; while not her first English-language or even American film, Ross Hunter intended to firmly launch her as a major an A-list star in American films Hollywood with this one, but it spectacularly failed.didn't take. However, her international success continued unabated. In fact, no one's acting career was completely sunk by this movie's failure, even as it was a CreatorKiller for Hunter.


* BreakawayPopHit: "Living Together, Growing Together".

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* BreakawayPopHit: "Living Together, Growing Together".Together", via The Fifth Dimension's CoverVersion.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For a long time the only easy way to see it was via late night TV airings, since it was never released on VHS and the only home video release was on {{UsefulNotes/LaserDisc}} in TheNineties. Finally it reached DVD in 2011 and Blu-Ray a year after that.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For Due in part to its "all-time turkey" status, for a long time the only easy way to see it was via late night TV airings, since it was never released on VHS and the only home video release was on {{UsefulNotes/LaserDisc}} in TheNineties. Finally it reached DVD in 2011 and Blu-Ray a year after that.



* StarDerailingRole: Downplayed for Liv Ullman; Ross Hunter intended to launch her as a major star in American films with this one, but it spectacularly failed. However, her international success continued unabated.



** Creator/JulieAndrews, Creator/JeanArthur, and Creator/BarbaraStanwyck turned down the role of teacher.

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** Creator/JulieAndrews, Creator/JeanArthur, and Creator/BarbaraStanwyck turned down the role of the teacher.


* DeletedScene[=/=]MissingEpisode: Originally there was an opening prologue in which a weary Creator/RonaldColman on a cruise ship is prompted to tell his amazing story of the land of Shangri-La. Although alluded to in the closing passages of the film, no footage of this prologue has ever been found. Frank Capra claimed he burned it.

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* DeletedScene[=/=]MissingEpisode: DeletedScene: Originally there was an opening prologue in which a weary Creator/RonaldColman on a cruise ship is prompted to tell his amazing story of the land of Shangri-La. Although alluded to in the closing passages of the film, no footage of this prologue has ever been found. Frank Capra claimed he burned it.



* MissingEpisode: Originally there was an opening prologue in which a weary Robert Conway on a cruise ship is prompted to tell his amazing story of the land of Shangri-La. Although alluded to in the closing passages of the film, no footage of this prologue has ever been found. Creator/FrankCapra claimed he burned it.

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* MissingEpisode: Originally there was an opening prologue The film had a running time of 132 minutes in which a weary Robert Conway on a cruise ship is prompted to tell his amazing story its first release. When restored in 1973, only 125 minutes of film could be found, but they did have the entire soundtrack. The restored version shows publicity photos and stills in place of the land of Shangri-La. Although alluded to in the closing passages of the film, no footage of this prologue has ever been found. Creator/FrankCapra claimed he burned it.missing film elements.



* UnderageCasting: Charles Boyer was in his 70s, so he was closer to the mark as the High Lama than Sam Jaffe.

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* UnderageCasting: Charles Boyer was in his 70s, so he was closer to the mark as the High Lama than Sam Jaffe.Jaffe.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/JulieAndrews, Creator/JeanArthur, and Creator/BarbaraStanwyck turned down the role of teacher.
** Creator/RichardBurton turned down the role of Richard Conway.
** Producer Ross Hunter offered the role of Chang to Creator/ToshiroMifune, but he turned it down.


* BigNameFan: Creator/JDSaligner named this as his favourite film.

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* BigNameFan: Creator/JDSaligner Creator/JDSalinger named this as his favourite film.



* ThrowItIn: Everett Horton improvised the scene when he is startled by the mirror in the lacquer box when Creator/FrankCapra asked him to suggest some business for that scene.



** The first cut of the film was six hours long. The studio considered releasing it in two parts, but eventually decided the idea was impractical.




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** Creator/JeanArthur and Creator/BarnaraStanwyck turned down the role of Sondra Bizet.


* {{Bowdlerize}}: One of the reasons that Creator/FrankCapra's film now exists in mostly complete form was due to the studio reissuing the film in periods where some elements would be considered controversial. The first re-release was in 1942, and the anti-war elements were toned down for WWII-era audiences. 10 years later, the film was reissued again, though since it was at the height of the RedScare, the studio eliminated anything that would give the illusion that the film was "pro-Communist."

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: One BigNameFan: Creator/JDSaligner named this as his favourite film.
* DeletedScene[=/=]MissingEpisode: Originally there was an opening prologue in which a weary Creator/RonaldColman on a cruise ship is prompted to tell his amazing story
of the reasons that Creator/FrankCapra's film now exists land of Shangri-La. Although alluded to in mostly complete form was due to the studio reissuing the film in periods where some elements would be considered controversial. The first re-release was in 1942, and the anti-war elements were toned down for WWII-era audiences. 10 years later, the film was reissued again, though since it was at the height closing passages of the RedScare, the studio eliminated anything that would give the illusion that the film was "pro-Communist."film, no footage of this prologue has ever been found. Frank Capra claimed he burned it.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Capra wanted to do the film in color, but it was deemed too expensive.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Capra wanted to do the film in color, but it was deemed too expensive.
** Creator/Rita Hayworth tested for Maria and Creator/DavidNiven tested for George Conway.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: An iconic flop of its era. Despite a $12 million budget and a massive amount of hype, it only raked in $3 million, leading to the industry nickname ''Lost Investment''.



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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Capra wanted to do the film in color, but it was deemed too expensive.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For a long time the only easy way to see it was via late night TV airings, since it was never released on VHS and the only home video release was on {{UsefulNotes/LaserDisc}} in TheNineties. Finally it reached DVD in 2011 and Blu-Ray a year after that.


* UnderageCasting: Obviously, anyone playing the High Lama is going to be about a century-and-a-half or so too young for the role, but in the 1937 version Sam Jaffe was only in his 40s and required heavy makeup. Frank Capra tried to cast two different older actors, but they both died before filming.

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* UnderageCasting: Obviously, anyone playing the High Lama is going to be about a century-and-a-half or so couple centuries too young for the role, but in the 1937 version Sam Jaffe was only in his 40s and required heavy makeup. Frank Capra tried to cast two different older actors, but they both died before filming.



* CreatorKiller: After a successful run in the previous two decades, producer Ross Hunter never made another feature film after this, and spent the last few years of his career in TV.

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* CreatorKiller: CreatorKiller:
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After a successful run in the previous two decades, producer Ross Hunter never made another feature film after this, and spent the last few years of his career in TV.TV.
** It also effectively ended the songwriting partnership of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, as the stress of working on the film led some long-simmering tensions between the two to finally boil over. They still had success writing with other partners after it, however.


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* OldShame: Along with Larry Kramer, Burt Bacharach doesn't look back on this too fondly, feeling that the film had some good songs but the rest of the film was so poorly handled that people [[EightDeadlyWords just didn't care enough about the story or the characters]] for the songs to work.

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* HideYourPregnancy: Olivia Hussey tried to do this, but it's still quite obvious.


* HeAlsoDid: The screenplay was by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Kramer Larry Kramer]]. The same Larry Kramer who became a prominent playwright and LGBT activist. Since he got paid upfront for the film before it flopped, he made a huge amount of money and became financially secure enough to pursue his other interests.

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* CreatorKiller: After a successful run in the previous two decades, producer Ross Hunter never made another feature film after this, and spent the last few years of his career in TV.
* TheDanza: Sally Kellerman as Sally Hughes.
* HeAlsoDid: The screenplay was by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Kramer Larry Kramer]]. The same Larry Kramer who became a prominent playwright and LGBT activist. Since It's an OldShame for him, but since he got paid upfront for the film before it flopped, he made a huge amount of money and became financially secure enough to pursue his other interests.

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