The New Pictures, Jan. 6, 1941

Victory (Paramount). In its present phase of escapist entertainment, the cinema can think of no more useful place to train its cameras than on the moody background of the East Indies. And no writer of English fiction used that background with more skill than Polish-born Novelist Joseph Conrad. Sooner or later, Hollywood was sure to dig further into his work for a scenario.

In Conrad's Victory (first made in 1919), Paramount had the vitals of a really scary thriller. The dreadful days on the little island of Samburan when creepy Mr. Jones and his...

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