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Sunday 7 May 2017


TRIVIA: Photographed in the English Technicolor process by Jack Cardiff, this film is considered one of the most beautiful colour films ever made.

The first feature film in color for Ava Gardner.

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

Van der Zee means "of the sea" in Dutch.

The famous poet Dylan Thomas visited the set and is believed to have appeared as an extra, being briefly visible in the background in one scene.

On the beach, around 0:05:40, Geoffrey says aloud to himself, "'The measure of love is what one is willing to give up for it.' Who said that?" Though the quotation comes up a couple of times more, the question of who said it is never answered. The answer is, none other than Albert Lewin himself, the writer of the story and the screenplay and the director.

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.

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