Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Director: Albert Lewin Cast: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick
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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2010
UPC: 0738329070526
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Video
Time: 2:03:00

Special Features

Comparison of Original vs. Restored Technicolor Footage; ; Alternate Opening Title Sequence; Three Theatrical Trailers; Two Galleries Of Documents, Stills, and Behind-the-Scenes Photos; El Torero de Cordoba, an eighteen-minute Documentary about the legendary Spanish Bullfighter

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. Opening Titles [:08]
2. Night Owls [:23]
3. Moonlight Drive [6:59]
4. Adrift [10:28]
5. The Portrait [8:02]
6. van der Zee [4:22]
7. The Legend Retold [10:03]
8. Dutchman's Fate [5:28]
9. Montalvo [8:11]
10. Record Breaker [9:43]
11. On the Beach [7:02]
12. Thwarted Plans [7:27]
13. La Corrida [7:18]
14. Unanswered Questions [12:11]
15. Confessions [9:28]
16. The Last Fragment [6:14]

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