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October 11, 2023

Portrait Photos of Ava Gardner From ‘Pandora and the Flying Dutchman’ (1951)

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman is a 1951 British Technicolor romantic fantasy drama film written and directed by Albert Lewin. The screenplay is based on legend of the Flying Dutchman.

The film stars James Mason and Ava Gardner in the title roles, with Nigel Patrick, Sheila Sim, Harold Warrender, Mario Cabré and Marius Goring supporting.

According to MGM records, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman earned $1,247,000 in the US and Canada and $354,000 elsewhere. Other records say it cost £308,800 and earned producer income of £225,000. The film was one of the most popular films at the British box office 1951.

Howard Thompson, of The New York Times, gave the film a mixed review upon release. He described the film as a “serious, complex but unexciting study of passions and sublime love”. Thompson also praised the “brilliance and invention” of the cinematography by Jack Cardiff, noting that its most rewarding moments include Cardiff’s “capturing the ghostly qualities of the tale and the exquisite beauties of Spanish settings and folkways.”

Take a look at these vintage photos to see beautiful portraits of Ava Gardner from Pandora and the Flying Dutchman in 1951.


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