Victory (1919 film)

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Theatrical poster
Directed by Maurice Tourneur
Produced by Maurice Tourneur Productions
Screenplay by Jules Furthman
Based on Victory
by Joseph Conrad
Starring Jack Holt
Seena Owen
Lon Chaney
Wallace Beery
Cinematography René Guissart
Distributed by Paramount Pictures (as Paramount-Artcraft)
Release date
  • December 7, 1919 (1919-12-07)
Running time
62 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Victory is a surviving[1] 1919 American drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur, starring Jack Holt, Seena Owen, Lon Chaney, and Wallace Beery. The movie is an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Joseph Conrad. The screenplay was written by Jules Furthman.[2][3] It provides a rare opportunity to see Chaney and Beery in the same film.


As described in a film magazine,[4] Axel Heyst (Holt), a strange and silent man, forms but one friendship being that of a sailing man without any apparent resources, who rewards this charitable assistance by giving Heyst a half interest in coal deposits on a South Seas island. Difficulties arise which cause Heyst to return to civilization where he meets and rescues from her annoyers Alma (Owen), an abused member of a hotel entertainment company. He takes the young woman back with him to the island, quartering her in an abandoned shack. It is not in Heyst's nature to love, so there is nothing of sentiment in their relationship. A trio of fortune hunters led by Mr. Jones (Deeley), hearing tales of Heyst's valuable possessions, come to the island and attempt to take his treasure and the young woman. It is then when Heyst discovers his love for Alma. Heyst triumphs over his persecutors and a happy ending results.


Jack Holt and Seena Owen in Victory


  1. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Victory
  2. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List". Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  3. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Victory
  4. ^ "Reviews: Victory". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 9 (25): 69. December 13, 1919. 

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