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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman -- In 1930, singer Pandora Reynolds, gorgeous, enigmatic, and fascinated by danger and destruction, has the men of a small Spanish town in despair. Just when race driver Stephen Cameron thinks he's won her, a mysterious yacht appears in the bay whose eerie captain may be the legendary Flying Dutchman. Stephen has an apparently more dangerous rival in the form of an arrogant bullfighter; but Pandora's friendship with the Dutchman may lead them both to a rendezvous with Fate...

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Director:
Writer:
Albert Lewin (story)
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Release Date:
15 October 1951 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Woman of the year in the picture of the year ! [Australia Theatrical] See more »
Plot:
A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

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James Mason ... Hendrik van der Zee

Ava Gardner ... Pandora Reynolds
Nigel Patrick ... Stephen Cameron
Sheila Sim ... Janet
Harold Warrender ... Geoffrey Fielding
Mario Cabré ... Juan Montalvo
Marius Goring ... Reggie Demarest

John Laurie ... Angus
Pamela Mason ... Jenny (as Pamela Kellino)
Patricia Raine ... Peggy
Margarita D'Alvarez ... Senora Montalvo
La Pillina ... Spanish dancer

Abraham Sofaer ... Judge
Francisco Igual ... Vicente
Guillermo Beltrán ... Barman
Lilli Molnar ... Geoffrey's housekeeper (as Lila Molnar)
Phoebe Hodgson ... Dressmaker
Gabriel Carmona ... Member of Montalvo's cuadrilla
Antonio Martín ... Member of Montalvo's cuadrilla
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lolita Allergria ... Singer, Zanba number (uncredited)
John Carew ... Priest (uncredited)
Helen Cleverley ... Second nurse (uncredited)
Pepe de la Isla ... Guitarist, Zambra number (uncredited)
Christiana Forbes ... Nurse (uncredited)
Eddie Leslie ... Doctor (uncredited)
Ricardo Valle ... (uncredited)
Gerald Welsh ... Assistant doctor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Albert Lewin 
 
Writing credits
Albert Lewin (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Joe Kaufmann .... producer
Albert Lewin .... producer
John Woolf .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Alan Rawsthorne 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Cardiff 
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Kemplen 
Clive Donner (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
John Bryan 
 
Costume Design by
Beatrice Dawson 
 
Makeup Department
Nina Broe .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Art Department
John Hawkesworth .... set dresser
T. Hopewell Ash .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Alan Allen .... sound recordist
Harry Miller .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
W. Percy Day .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Man Ray .... still photographer
Edward Scaife .... photographer: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julia Squire .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Hubert Clifford .... musical director
Alan Rawsthorne .... conductor
Kenneth V. Jones .... music coach: Ava Gardner (uncredited)
Gerard Schurmann .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joan Bridge .... technicolor color consultant
Gordon Griffith .... assistant to producers
Angela Allen .... continuity (uncredited)
Catherine O'Brien .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Jeanie Sims .... assistant: Albert Lewin (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
122 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Photographed in the English Technicolor process by Jack Cardiff, this film is considered one of the most beautiful colour films ever made.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Pandora Reynolds:[looking at Hendrik's painting of her] It's not like I am at all. But it's who I'd like to be.
[looking at Hendrik]
Pandora Reynolds:Why am I not like that?
Hendrik:Perhaps you haven't found what you want yet, perhaps you're unfulfilled. Perhaps you don't even know what you want, perhaps you're discontented. Discontentment often finds vent through malice and destruction.
Pandora Reynolds:[suddenly angry] Malice and destruction, is that what you think? Well perhaps I can find something here to destroy.
Hendrik:I'm quite certain you will.
Pandora Reynolds:Your painting of me perhaps. Would you like me to destroy your painting?
Hendrik:[calmly] If it would help to quiet your soul.
Pandora Reynolds:How long have you worked on it?
Hendrik:[still perfectly calm] Does it matter?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in All Night Long (2010)See more »
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24 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Real cinematic voyage, 13 August 2003
Author: casablancan from Bournemouth, England

You must make your own mind up here. This a rare movie but classic discovery. James Mason will disturb you as the Flying Dutchman. Ava Gardnar tries to be the star but Mason will remove you into the make believe world, that is the quality of this movie.

We don't see Mason for a while and we see Gardner a lot but this is a treat for the reasons that movies were made for. Its just beautiful and other comments like 'sentimental' or 'pretentious' are really stupid here.

This is great cinema like it should be. Of course nonesense but this is a world created successfully by the celluloid which is the whole purpose. Brilliant.

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