Victory was started by Sam Katzman and produced a variety
of films with such stars as Tom Tyler,Tim McCoy and Herman Brix(later Bruce
Their most remembered serial was Shadow of Chinatown with
Most of the Victory productions were directed by Sam Newfield.
Victory Pictures existed between 1935 and 1939.
Here is a list of films in our archive for Victory
Here's a real oddity for you....
In 1937, Victory Pictures released a 15 chapter serial
called 'Blake of Scotland Yard' which was fairly popular. This film was
distributed by Victory and by Ace Pictures, which was a small distributor
that distributed a few films in 1936 and 1937. ....
Besides the poster that was issued in 1937, another
poster has shown up that has all of the same information EXCEPT.... a few
ODD details on it. 1. the Victory logo is different, and the litho plate
numbers indicate that the second poster was issued about 9 years later...
now here's the oddity.. 9 years later would be AFTER
Victory had closed and was no longer in existance.
Take a look: Here's the logos ... notice that on the
first logo from the poster issued in 1937...
Victory name can be seen going down both sides of
the angel where on the second, no attempt was made at placing letters, just
dots were made.
The Morgan plate numbers on the original release was
11427 was would be consistant with 1937 but on the second release was 29891....
almost 18000 plates later which would be consistant with 1946.
WHY would a poster be rereleased AFTER the company
Here is our 'assumption'... Blake
of Scotland Yard was also distributed by Ace Pictures Corp. which
was a small distributor that only distributed a few films in 1936 and 1937
.. BUT they made ONE attempt (that we have found) at a production in 1947
with a film called Heading For Heaven.
Our assumption would be that they rereleased the films
that they had distribution rights to (which included Blake of Scotland
Yard) in 1946 to raise money for their production.