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Victory (1940)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama | 21 December 1940 (USA)
A hermit's idyllic life on an island is disturbed by the arrival of a bunch of cutthroats.

Director:

John Cromwell

Writers:

John L. Balderston, Joseph Conrad (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fredric March ... Hendrik Heyst
Betty Field ... Alma
Cedric Hardwicke ... Mr. Jones
Jerome Cowan ... Martin Ricardo
Sig Ruman ... Mr. Schomberg
Margaret Wycherly ... Mrs. Schomberg
Fritz Feld ... Signor Makanoff
Lionel Royce Lionel Royce ... Pedro
Rafaela Ottiano ... Madame Makanoff
Chester Gan ... Wang
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A hermit's idyllic life on an island is disturbed by the arrival of a bunch of cutthroats.

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Adventure | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De eenzamen See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and may have never been televised. See more »

Quotes

Hendrik Heyst: You're English, of course.
Alma: [Nodding] Who do you always smile when you talk?
Hendrik Heyst: Oh, do I? I'm afraid it's just a habit.
Alma: I've never seen anyone smile the way you do.
Hendrik Heyst: How did you ever get mixed up with these people?
Alma: Bad luck.
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Version of Victory (1945) See more »

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I want to see this film again
9 August 2007 | by peterabakerSee all my reviews

I read Conrad's Victory and thought it was a fantastic book then I saw the 1940's version of the film on British TV late one night and remember that being as true to the book as I could remember and also brilliant.

I read the book again on holiday in Bali the first time I'd been out of Europe and found it even better than the first time maybe because I was 20 odd years older.

I've always wanted to see the film again and wonder if it is available anywhere on DVD or to download.

Maybe its best remembered but I would love to see it again.


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