Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman ★★½ 1951

Feverish romantic fantasy has playgirl/nightclub singer Pandora Reynolds (Gardner) living in ‘30s Spain and being romanced by every man in sight. Naturally, she cares for none of them until she meets enigmatic Dutch captain Hendrick van der Zee (Mason) who is, in fact, the legendary Flying Dutchman—condemned to wander the seas forever unless a woman is willing to give up her life for him. Gardner is, as usual, exotically lovely. 123m/C VHS, DVD . Ava Gardner, James Mason, Nigel Patrick, Sheila Sim, Harold Warrender, Mario Cabre; D: Albert Lewin; W: Albert Lewin; C: Jack Cardiff; M: Alan Rawsthorne.