Film of the Day: Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) P.S. Happy Birthday, James Mason

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**THE MEASURE OF LOVE IS WHAT ONE IS WILLING TO GIVE UP FOR IT**

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman – directed by Albert Lewin, shot by Jack Cardiff and starring birthday boy, James Mason and an unforgettable Ava Gardner – tells the story of a powerful attraction between two seeming strangers which turns out to be a love that has pulled them together from across centuries. The Flying Dutchmen has been condemned to eternal life lest one who loves him is willing to die to release him… can love break the spell?

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PANDORA: A WOMAN THAT MEN DIE FOR

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HENDRIK AKA THE FLYING DUTCHMAN: NEEDS A WOMAN TO DIE FOR HIM

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“I know now that they were in love. But I have a feeling they never spoke of it.”

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Geoffrey Fielding: “To understand one human soul is like trying to empty the sea with a cup.”

by Dixie Turner