Victory (1940)

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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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A hermit's idyllic life on an island is disturbed by the arrival of a bunch of cutthroats.

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21 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De eenzamen  »

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Sound Mix:

(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 »


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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9 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See 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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