USA Today - 01/31/1996
"...Ava Gardner's most glamorous color close-ups ever, photographed by the great Jack Cardiff..."
New York Times - 08/27/2010
"PANDORA achieves a feverish, dreamlike quality, with its eerie landscapes -- forced perspectives littered by fragments of classical statuary, derived from de Chirico's surrealist paintings -- flashbacks within flashbacks and elevated language."
A Spanish nightclub singer forgoes all other suitors when she tragically falls for a man she can never have--the notorious Flying Dutchman. A surrealistic, Technicolor fantasy from British director Albert Lewin.
In this adaptation of the famous "Flying Dutchman" legend, James Mason plays a man condemned to travel the world until he finds a woman willing to die for his love. He certainly doesn't think he's discovered her in a beautiful nightclub singer (the stunning Ava Gardner) who juggles lines of suitors. But romance can bloom in the most unlikely places.
Theatrical Release |
Produced by Dorkay productions in association with Romulus Films.
Film was suggested by the legend of "The Flying Dutchman."
Shot in three-strip Technicolor, on location in Spain and at London Film Studios in Shepperton, England.
Music heard in the film includes the songs: "How Am I to Know" sung by Ava Gardner, and "You're Driving Me Crazy."
Additional cast: Patricia Raine (Peggy); Margarita D'Alvarez (Senora Montalvo); La Pellina (Spanish Dancer); Abraham Sofaer (Judge); Francisco Igual (Vincente); Guillermo Beltran (Barman); and Lila Molnar (Geoffrey's Housekeeper).
Additional credits: Dr. Hubert Clifford (music director); Joan Bridge (Technicolor color consultant); Alan Allen (sound recordist); John Hawkesworth (set dresser)
The Kino video was mastered from an archive Technicolor print courtesy of Martin Scorsese and features the original trailer.