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Search for Paradise (1957)

"Join Lowell Thomas and follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo" in this new, digital restoration of SEARCH FOR PARADISE, the fourth of the original, three-panel Cinerama travelogues. ... See full summary »

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Otto Lang
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Credited cast:
James S. Parker James S. Parker ... Air Force Sergeant
Lowell Thomas ... Narrator, Himself
Christopher Young Christopher Young ... Air Force Major
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"Join Lowell Thomas and follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo" in this new, digital restoration of SEARCH FOR PARADISE, the fourth of the original, three-panel Cinerama travelogues. Released in 1957, the motion picture takes you to the "Roof of the World," the Himalayas and Karakoram mountains of Central Asia, the highest region in the world. You'll become part of the adventure as explorer Lowell Thomas searches for paradise in the ancient cities, wild waters and lush gardens of the mountaintops. Your first stop is the Forbidden Kingdom of Hunza, a hidden valley bordered by China, Russia, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, home to a legendary warrior tribe. Next, you'll challenge the rapids of the Mighty Indus River, fed from a fantastic galaxy of great glaciers draining from some of the greatest heights known to man. From there, find respite in the romantic Shalimar Gardens in the Vale of Kashmir, then fly to Katmandu for the coronation ceremony of King Mahendra of Nepal. The adventure...

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Through the unmatched magic of Cinerama

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James B. Parker, who played the Air Force sergeant in the film, was killed during the filming of the river rafting sequence when the raft he was on capsized, drowning him and destroying the Cinerama camera that had been lashed to the bow. See more »

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There are no opening logos or credits. All the credits, including the title, come at the end of the film. See more »

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Referenced in Cinerama Adventure (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Shalimar
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington and Lowell Thomas
Sung by Robert Merrill with The Norman Luboff Choir
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What if they still made movies like this?!
11 March 2003 | by joshua-m-merymanSee all my reviews

This was actually the first Cinerama film at the Cinerama Festival that I saw. Being an original print, in fact the very last known of its kind, the color was somewhat pink throughout most of this picture. Despite the discoloration, I actually enjoyed this most of all the films I saw during the week (SFP, Windjammer & This is Cinerama). I even caught a glimpse of some reds, greens and yellows in the Royal Parade in Katmandu. To me, this represented the closest vision of the true goal of a Cinerama film - to thrill, educate and captivate. I had such fun I left the theater feeling like I had actually visited the places we went in the film. This film had it all - had it been released in summer of '57 it could have been a blockbuster!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1961 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf der Suche nach dem Paradies See more »

Filming Locations:

Nepal See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,879
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Cinerama 7-Track

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.59 : 1
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