Lost Horizon set

The mid-30s were to bring some of Colman's finest work - Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, the swashbuckling adventure Prisoner of Zenda, Frank Capra's poetic Lost Horizon, classics that live to this day.

During the filming of A Tale of Two Cities Colman was introduced to young actress Benita Hume. Colman's reluctance to become involved disappeared and the two became inseparable.

Colman also purchased a home in Beverly Hills not far from the palatial Pickfair, home of screen legends Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks; Another investment was a 67-foot yacht, the Dragoon, on which he could relax with good pals Barthelmess and William Powell.

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