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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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Genres:

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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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Connections

Remake of Tropennächte (1931) 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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