Light of Victory (1919)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Monroe Salisbury is Naval Lieutenant George Blenton, who has a fatal attraction to alcohol. His drinking causes him to lose his fiancée, Jane Ravenslee (Betty Compson), when he behaves badly at a military reception. He doesn't take this as the cue to tone down his alcohol consumption, and during another drunken bout, he loses a naval code book which falls into the hands of the enemy. For this careless and shameful act, Blenton is expected to kill himself. When he refuses, he is put ashore on Tafofu, a remote tropical island. He lives with a native woman who eventually discards him, but then he meets another girl, Lehula, who aids him in his regeneration. Jane, meanwhile, has realized that she still loves Blenton, and goes looking for him. Her ship is torpedoed and she is taken prisoner on the attacking submarine. But she still manages to make her way to Tafofu, where she finds her former fiancé has completely regenerated. Although he is killed by a German gun shot, he dies an honorable man.

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war, agent [representative], bad-guy-turns-good, banishment, boating, court [law], courtmartial, document, English [nationality], Germany, hostility, island, lieutenant, Navy, officer, Pacific-Ocean, secrets, treason, U-boat, wound [injury]