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212 Ratings

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Directed by Albert Lewin
United Kingdom, 1951
Drama, Romance, Fantasy


A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship’s captain.

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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Directed by Albert Lewin

Awards & Festivals

Directors Guild of America

1953 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Critics reviews

if PANDORA is a surrealist film, it represents a flabby, middle-aged strain of surrealism. There’s no unconscious anywhere in sight—every detail has been deliberated within an inch of its life. The romance between Ava Gardner and James Mason is too mechanistic and rehearsed to qualify as l’amour fou. And yet… there’s really nothing else like PANDORA, no film so confident in its high-flown gibberish, no commercial feature so indifferent to its audience.
August 28, 2015
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…One of my all-time favorite examples of Hollywood romanticism, glamor, and lushness (as well as Technicolor)…
July 08, 2010
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