Naval Warfare Movies

Light of Victory

Director: William Wolbert
Starring: Monroe Salisbury, Betty Compson

Published: 1919
Country: USA
Keywords: WWI, Feature

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An alcoholic naval lieutenant turned island hermit redeems himself by aiding in the sinking of a U-boat and personally killing its commander.


Subtlety was not a characteristic of World War I-era cinematic efforts. Even after the end of the war, right and wrong were sharply delineated, and there was to be no doubt in the minds of the audience as to who in the movie deserved what fate. In general, patriots always prevailed, or died making a grand gesture; the enemy always behaved reprehensibly and received his just deserts.