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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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Fredric March met Ingrid Bergman at a party hosted by David O. Selznick in 1939 and was so taken with her that he sought (unsuccessfully) to have her appear in this film. See more »

Quotes

Wang: Me come home. Get lonely in jungle.
Hendrik Heyst: Loneliness is over, Wang. We'll never be lonely again. We've won our victory.
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Version of Dangerous Paradise (1930) See more »

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Joseph Conrad's Victory
9 August 2006 | by behzad-bayatiSee all my reviews

I saw this film about 15 years ago and cannot find a copy of it anywhere. It remains the best version I have seen to date and it captures the story and mood very well. No film can ever remain true to its mother book, but I found this version to be the best. In fact without reading the book it is a good film in its own right. The characters are well developed in the short time and although not everything is captured on film it is still honest and faithful to the book, as much as possible within an hour or so of film. I am seeking this film ardently and look forward to watching it again. If you're looking for a good film and then possibly reading the book I recommend this 1940 version as a 'Film' and a ' Movie'.


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