Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Released 1951

Director: Albert Lewin (II)

Rating: TV-14

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  • movie Description
  • Pandora searches for something to give her life meaning, and finds more than she bargained for when she meets the mysterious Dutchman Henrik Van Der Zee.

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Mason

    Hendrik Van Der Zee

  • Ava Gardner

    Pandora Reynolds

  • Nigel Patrick

    Stephen Cameron

  • Harold Warrender

    Geoffrey Fielding

  • Sheila Sim

    Janet

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Geoffrey Fielding: The measure of love is what one is willing to give up for it.

    • Hendrik Van Der Zee: I was angry once before. I can never be angry again.

    • Geoffrey Fielding: Trying to understand one human soul is like trying to empty the sea with a cup.

    • Geoffrey Fielding: We live in a time that has no faith.

    • Pandora Reynolds: I am Pandora Reynolds, of Indianapolis and points east. I am not interested in mythology.

    Notes (2)

    • The famous surrealist artist Man Ray contributed some designs to the film without credit, and also took several publicity photographs of Ava Gardner.

    • The song which Pandora sings, "Oh, how am I to know?", is an authentic popular song of 1930, written for the Cecil B. DeMille film, Madame Satan. The lyrics were partially by Dorothy Parker.

    Trivia (2)

    • The story takes place in a fictitious Spanish sea port called "Esperanza" - the Spanish word for "hope".

    • The Spanish tavern in the film is called "Los Dos Tortugas", or "The Two Turtles". In another film directed by Albert Lewin, "The Picture Of Dorian Gray" (1945), there is a London pub prominently featured, also called "The Two Turtles".

    Allusions (1)

    • The painting of a woman (Pandora) that Hendrik Van Der Zee is shown working on is markedly in the style of the Surrealist painter Max Ernst, who was a friend of director Albert Lewin.

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