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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 15 October 1951 (USA)
A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain.

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Stephen Cameron
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Janet
Harold Warrender ...
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Juan Montalvo
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Reggie Demarest
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Angus
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Jenny (as Pamela Kellino)
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Margarita D'Alvarez ...
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La Pillina ...
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Francisco Igual ...
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Guillermo Beltrán ...
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Albert Lewin's interpretation of the legend of the Flying Dutchman. In a little Spanish seaport named Esperanza, during the 30s, appears Hendrick van der Zee, the mysterious captain of a yacht (he is the only one aboard). Pandora is a beautiful woman (who men kill and die for). She's never really fallen in love with any man, but she feels very attracted to Hendrick... We are soon taught that Hendrick is the Flying Dutchman, this sailor of the 17th century that has been cursed by God to wander over the seas until the Doomsday... unless a woman is ready to die for him... Written by Yepok

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Man Ray also painted the paintings and designed the chess set. See more »

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In the workroom where Stephen is repairing his race car, the words "NON FUMAR" are written on the wall, with the English words "NO SMOKING" beneath. The Spanish is incorrect: it should read "NO FUMAR". See more »

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Judge: I pity you not MY doom, but GOD'S!
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Referenced in La noche que no acaba (2010) See more »

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Etude #1 In A Flat, Op. 25/1, CT 26,
Aeolian Harp." (uncredited)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played by Pandora at her home
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Aspirational exploration of the best of what people can be.
17 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ave Gardener and James Mason are perfectly cast for this epic unfolding and exploration of pure love. The love which is realised contrasts with and exceeds the self centred manifestations demonstrated by the other characters (who are colourful and vivid) and in its nobility and apparent brevity proves that context is what lends meaning to life. The final scenes are wonderfully free from restraining causes and effects with a judgement of love from....?* validating us all. The colours of the production is as intense as the mythic setting for the story and helps the suspension of disbelief. The setting is not of the same importance to the story as Shangri-la to the plot of 'Beyond the Blue Horizon' which explores similar issues of a man exploring a context to give meaning to what he is or could be. These are both aspects of the question we all eventually ask ourselves. * Insert your own conceptualisation of the divine here.


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