Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Released 1951



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  • Trivia

    • 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".

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • 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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