LOST HORIZON (1937) is a classic movie directed by Frank Capra from a screenplay by Robert Riskin based on the 1933 novel LOST HORIZON by James Hilton.
LOST HORIZON is a fantasy about a man whose plane crashes in the secret paradise of...
Shangri-La, a hidden valley full of magic and mystery!
Our pencil-mustachioed hero, writer-diplomat Robert Conway (Ronald Coleman)...
The peaceful, idylic land of Shangi-La is ruled by a mysterious High Lama (played by Sam Jaffee, who also played Dr. Ben Casey's mentor, David Zorba).
The High Lama reveals that Conway's plane crash was no accident. He was chosen to be the High Lama's successor! Conway refuses the job and leaves the valley, but he eventually returns to Shangri-La and takes his place as the NEW High Lama -- thus blazing a trail that would be followed by a small army of superhero-magicians in the decades to come!
THE SECRET ORIGIN of DR. STRANGE CONTINUES!
BELOW: The original DC ad (by Gaspar) that inspired the mash-up above.