Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

James Mason
Director: Albert Lewin Cast: James Mason
James Mason
, Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner
, Nigel Patrick
Nigel Patrick
Albert Lewin

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Overview

Many cineastes consider Pandora and the Flying Dutchman as the masterpiece of filmmaker Albert Lewin, while others write the film off as a pretentious bore. Ava Gardner stars as Pandora Reynolds, a predatory creature who destroys the lives of all men who've been unfortunate enough to fall in love with her. Enter Hendrick van der Zee (James Mason), a mystical figure who proves to be Pandora's match. It turns out that van der Zee is the legendary 17th Flying Dutchman, whose spirit is doomed to wander the earth until he is able to find a woman willing to love him with all her heart -- and thereby sacrifice her own life. Further elaboration would spoil the film for potential Lewin enthusiasts. Suffice it to say that the director's many cinematic obsessions (cat figurines, Egyptology, obscure literary allusions) are exercised to their fullest potential.


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Product Details

Release Date: 04/21/2020
UPC: 0191329129241
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: Cohen Media Group
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 14,065

Special Features

Disc 1: ; Original trailer; Hedda Hopper trailer; Restoration trailer; Alternate opening; Restoration comparison; Death of Manolette; ; Disc 2: ; The Living Idol feature; Restoration trailer; English SDH subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Mason Hendrick van der Zee
Ava Gardner Pandora Reynolds
Nigel Patrick Stephen Cameron
Sheila Sim Janet Fielding
Marius Goring Reggie Demarest
Harold Warrender Geoffrey Fielding
Mario Cabre Juan Montalvo
John Laurie Angus
Patricia Raine Peggy Ford
Marguerite D'Alvarez Senora Montalvo
La Pillina Dancer
Abraham Sofaer Judge
Lily Molnar Geoffrey's Housekeeper
Antonio Martin Member of Montalvo's Quadrilla
Eddie Leslie Doctor
Christina Forbes Nurse
Pamela Mason Jenny

Technical Credits
Albert Lewin Director,Producer,Screenwriter
John Bryan Art Director
Jack Cardiff Cinematographer
Hubert Clifford Musical Direction/Supervision
Beatrice Dawson Costumes/Costume Designer
W. Percy Day Special Effects
John Hawkesworth Set Decoration/Design
Tim Hopewell-Ash Art Director
Joseph Kaufman Producer
Ralph Kemplen Editor
Alan Rawsthorne Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Julia Squire Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
1. Chapter 1 [8:26]
2. Chapter 2 [10:20]
3. Chapter 3 [9:33]
4. Chapter 4 [15:07]
5. Chapter 5 [10:55]
6. Chapter 6 [9:42]
7. Chapter 7 [7:02]
8. Chapter 8 [8:40]
9. Chapter 9 [:27]
10. Chapter 10 [5:37]
11. Chapter 11 [12:11]
12. Chapter 12 [9:28]
13. Chapter 13 [6:14]
14. Chapter 14 [10:10]
Disc #2 -- The Living Idol
1. Chapter 1 [9:27]
2. Chapter 2 [12:22]
3. Chapter 3 [7:55]
4. Chapter 4 [11:10]
5. Chapter 5 [7:28]
6. Chapter 6 [14:34]
7. Chapter 7 [10:59]
8. Chapter 8 [6:19]
9. Chapter 9 [10:50]
10. Chapter 10 [9:49]

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