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Victory/The Wicked Darling

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region Free (info)
  • Based on the novel by Joseph Conrad, VICTORY is an early classic in the career of silent film legend Lon Chaney, the "man of a thousand faces." Just before WWI, loner Axel Heyst (Jack Holt, THEY WERE EXPENDABLE) takes up residence on a secluded island in the South Seas. He brings with him a young woman, Lena (Seena Owen, INTOLERANCE), who wants to escape the greedy hotel permitee Wallace Beery. Out for revenge, Beery sends his minions to the island to steal both the girl and Holt's fortune, and Chaney steals the show as the knife-wielding Ricardo. THE WICKED DARLING is the product of the first collaboration between Lon Chaney and director Tod Browning; the result was this little-known gem. Jilted by his fiance when he goes bankrupt, Kent Mortimer is alone living in poverty. His former fiance had returned all his gifts except one string of pearls, which she drops while entering a cab. Mary Stevens, a woman associated with the underworld, snatches the pearls and runs off, pursued by the police. Taking refuge in a home that turns out to be none other than Mortimer's own, she soon learns that the pearls once belonged to him. Mary quits the underworld, takes a job as a waitress, and begins to see Mortimer regularly, but her former gang members--including Chaney in the role of Stoop--are jealous and attack Mortimer. Mary's past is a hindrance to the couple's chances at happiness, and her former colleagues are determined to get the pearls for themselves, but her resolve to turn her life around shines through, convincing Mortimer of his right path of action.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ID0315DSDVD

  • Credits
    Lon Chaney, Seena Owen, Jack Holt, Wallace Beery, Priscilla Dean, Aitken Spottiswoode, Gertrude Astor
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