Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Overview:

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) was a Drama - Fantasy Film directed by Albert Lewin and produced by John Woolf, Albert Lewin and Joe Kaufmann.

BlogHub Articles:

Pandora and The Flying Dutchman (1951): Love Across Time and Space

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 30, 2021 From 4 Star Films

Albert Lewin’s romantic fable opens in Esperanza on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. If the director is a generally unknown name, then Jack Cardiff might just as easily draw your attention with his distinct, intoxicating color tones. It’s true the picture opens with a wonderful shot per... Read full article

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman ( 1951 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 5, 2018 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"The measure of love is what one is willing to give up for it.... ....Who said that?" muses archeologist Geoffrey Fielding. He had been observing American beauty Pandora Reynolds, an enchantress who lures men into loving her and then casts them aside when she discovers their love does not satisfy h... Read full article

See all Pandora and the Flying Dutchman articles

Quotes from

Pandora Reynolds: [looking at Hendrik's painting of her] It's not like I am at all. But it's who I'd like to be.
[looking at Hendrik]
Pandora Reynolds: Why am I not like that?
Hendrik: Perhaps you haven't found what you want yet, perhaps you're unfulfilled. Perhaps you don't even know what you want, perhaps you're discontented. Discontentment often finds vent through malice and destruction.
Pandora Reynolds: [suddenly angry] Malice and destruction, is that what you think? Well perhaps I can find something here to destroy.
Hendrik: I'm quite certain you will.
Pandora Reynolds: Your painting of me perhaps. Would you like me to destroy your painting?
Hendrik: [calmly] If it would help to quiet your soul.
Pandora Reynolds: How long have you worked on it?
Hendrik: [still perfectly calm] Does it matter?
Pandora Reynolds: [picks up a palette knife] Shall I do it then?
Hendrik: By all means.
Pandora Reynolds: [Pandora uses the knife to scratch out the face of the painted Pandora. Hendrik watches then calmly and wordlessly comes over to inspect the damage]
[stunned by his calmness]
Pandora Reynolds: Aren't you angry?
Hendrik: I was angry once before. I can never be angry again.
Pandora Reynolds: [pause, then quietly] You've made me feel quite ashamed of myself. It's a new emotion, I'm not sure I like it.

Hendrik: [after saying there is no such thing as a faithful woman] If this be folly, and upon me proved, then let the Divinity which I reject, make what sport He will of my immortal soul!

read more quotes from Pandora and the Flying Dutchman...

Facts about

Esperanza, the name of the fishing village, is the Spanish for 'hope' which was the only thing left after Pandora opened her box in the Greek myth
The first feature film in color for Ava Gardner.
Man Ray also painted the paintings and designed the chess set.
read more facts about Pandora and the Flying Dutchman...
Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Also directed by Albert Lewin

More about Albert Lewin >>
Also produced by John Woolf

More about John Woolf >>
Also released in 1951

See All 1951 films >>
More "Period Piece" films

See All "Period Piece" films >>
More "Romance (Drama)" films

See All "Romance (Drama)" films >>