A finely crafted, fantasy-tinged romantic drama headlined by the star presence of Eva Gardner and James Mason, as well as the simply stunning Technicolor cinematography by the legendary Jack Cardiff. Really a kind of strange film for its era, with its unique combination of myth and melodrama, and undoubtedly a classic.
A deserted ship. Bullfighting by moonlight. A jazz band playing on a beach among ancient statues. The world land speed record. A poet committing suicide in a cafe. A mysterious painting. Truly dreamlike. I can't wait to see some more Lewin films. (Also it seems that fans of this movie might like Lawrence Durrell's book about Corfu, Prospero's Cell.)