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Victor Jory Collection

As therapy for his arms after an industrial accident, Victor Jory took up boxing but decided that acting and not getting hit was more fun. He became one of Hollywood's favorite heavies and played the slave overseer in Gone With the Wind.

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Some actors resent being typecast as “the heavy”, but others welcome the challenge. It seems as though the more insecure and hard to work with an actor is when the cameras are not rolling, the more they crave being associated with a white-hatted hero’s role, but the best heavies are played by guys whom you would really enjoy being friends with.

Victor Jory

Victor Jory, who would eventually gain fame as a player in Westerns had authentic frontier origins. He was born to American parents in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. His father was a horse trader from Oregon while his mother was one of the few lady journalists working in the Canadian wilderness. In fact, Jory’s parents split before he was born, which resulted in his impoverished origins.

A maternal uncle was able to help young Victor land a job in an Astoria, Oregon, paper mill for $4 a day. In those days, industrial safety was often an afterthought, and there was an electrical accident when all of the power from a large turbine (which normally supplied power to 18 surrounding towns) was channeled through Victor’s left arm, across his chest, and discharging to the ground through his foot.

The doctors were surprised that young Jory was still breathing, and feared that he would lose the use of his arm, so they prescribed the exercise of boxing as therapy. Although Astoria was a rough and tumble timber town in those days, there was no one to teach Victor the Sweet Science, so he moved to Vancouver, B.C., to take up training as a pugilist.

Jory spent a good deal of time between the ages of 14 and 17 in the ring, eventually becoming the Province’s cruiserweight Golden Gloves champion and earned between $7.50 and $15 per fight. He was also invited to make “walk-on” roles for a dollar at the Empress Theater.

Victor Jory

It was easy to realize that getting bit by the acting bug was a lot more fun than standing in the ring while someone was throwing punches at him, so at the age of 18, Victor entered the Pasadena Playhouse and attended the University of California for a semester before embarking on a 10-year acting apprenticeship with stock companies across the United States. He landed on Broadway in 1929 in Berkeley Square with Leslie Howard.

The next year his traveling stage career took him back the California, and by now the growing movie industry was desperate for talent, and the rough-edged but good-looking Jory fit right in. One of his earliest roles was as a hoop toss barker in State Fair (1933).

It did not take long for producers to decide that Jory’s tough physique and piercing coal black eyes could be menacing, so he began to be cast as the heavy. He got an early start at being menacing as Injun Joe in 1938’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the first time the classic American tale was brought to the screen in Technicolor.

The film lost more than $300,000, but producer David O. Selznick followed it up with the spectacular Gone With the wind (1939). Just as he had for Tom Sawyer, Selznick launched a nationwide search for his lead, but for the cruel field overseer Jonas Wilkerson, he looked no further than Victor Jory.

Victor Jory as an IndianAfter playing these prestigious supporting heavies, Victor was given a couple of B project leads, including movie serials and The Green Archer serial, both in 1940. Jory joined the Coast Guard during the War and brought pride to the service as a boxing and wrestling champion. In 1944, he began appearing on the Columbia Network as the star of Dangerously Yours, a weekly adventure and romance series which lasted for a single season, retooled midway through as Matinee Theatre. He later lent his menacing presence to episodes of Suspense.

During the post-War years, Jory continued to find steady work in film, mostly in Westerns with the occasional foray into film noir and the science fiction classic Cat-Women of the Moon (1953). In 1959, he took the lead in the syndicated TV series Manhunt, a detective series based in San Diego with flavors of Dragnet (fans recall how Jory properly screwed on his fedora before going to investigate crimes).

In 1964, Jory appeared before Congress with other Hollywood celebrities to call for a Constitutional Amendment to restore prayer in schools. Through the sixties and seventies, Jory was often cast as dignified elderly Indian chiefs. One of his last projects was as Chief Iron Belly in the Mountain Men (1980) starring Charlton Heston and Brian Keith.

Victor Jory died in his Santa Monica apartment on February 12, 1982, of a heart attack. He was 79. A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6605 Hollywood Blvd honors Victor Jory’s contributions to Motion Pictures. His is the only Star gracing that location.

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    total playtime 25 hours, 25 min
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      52 shows - total playtime 25 hours 25 minutes
      1. American Pilgrimage 441119 Narrator Victor Jory.mp3
      2. Best Plays 521130 22 Rope.mp3
      3. Cbs Radio Mystery Theater 750911 Voice Of Death.mp3
      4. Cbs Radio Workshop 570421 64 Son Of Man.mp3
      5. Christmas 441224 Stable Bethlehem Pennsylvania.mp3
      6. Cornell Woolrich 481129 You Take Ballistics.mp3
      7. Dangerously Yours 440621 Highwayman.mp3
      8. Dangerously Yours 440702 Highwayman.mp3
      9. Dangerously Yours 440709 Pirate Of Orleans.mp3
      10. Dangerously Yours 440806 Cortez Conquistador.mp3
      11. Dangerously Yours 440813 Gods Country And Woman.mp3
      12. Dangerously Yours 440820 Monsieur Beaucaire.mp3
      13. Dangerously Yours 440827 Bothwell Of Scotland.mp3
      14. Dangerously Yours 440903 Sheik.mp3
      15. Dangerously Yours 440910 Firebrand.mp3
      16. Dangerously Yours 440917 Shadow Of Raven.mp3
      17. Dangerously Yours 440924 Berkeley Square.mp3
      18. Dangerously Yours 441001 Windward Passage.mp3
      19. Ft 480617 071 Fear Is Little Word.mp3
      20. Ft 491228 150 Cobblers Window.mp3
      21. Ft 520116 253 Juggler Of Our Lady.mp3
      22. Ft 521217 297 Crossroads Of Christmas.mp3
      23. Ft 570807 533 Shot In Dark.mp3
      24. Hallmark Playhouse 500209 075 Lincoln And Baltimore Plot.mp3
      25. Matinee Theater 441022 01 Wurthering Heights.mp3
      26. Matinee Theater 441029 02 Beloved Enemy.mp3
      27. Matinee Theater 441105 03 My Favorite Wife.mp3
      28. Matinee Theater 441112 04 Penny Serenade.mp3
      29. Matinee Theater 441119 05 Scarlet Pimpernel.mp3
      30. Matinee Theater 441126 06 Mr Mrs Smith.mp3
      31. Matinee Theater 441203 07 Jane Eyre.mp3
      32. Matinee Theater 441210 08 Hold Back Dawn.mp3
      33. Matinee Theater 441217 09 Elizabeth Queen.mp3
      34. Matinee Theater 441224 10 Stable In Bethlehem Pa.mp3
      35. Matinee Theater 450107 12 Random Harvest.mp3
      36. Matinee Theater 450114 13 Smiling Through.mp3
      37. Matinee Theater 450121 14 Rebecca.mp3
      38. Matinee Theater 450128 15 Beautiful Dreamer.mp3
      39. Matinee Theater 450211 17 Reap Wild Wind.mp3
      40. Matinee Theater 450218 18 Intermezzo.mp3
      41. Matinee Theater 450225 19 Highwayman.mp3
      42. Matinee Theater 450311 21 Rendevous At Mayerling.mp3
      43. Matinee Theater 450318 22 Pirate Of Orleans.mp3
      44. Matinee Theater 450325 23 Till We Meet Again.mp3
      45. Matinee Theater 450401 24 Love Storyeliz Robert Browning.mp3
      46. Matinee Theater 450408 25 Man Named Jones.mp3
      47. Romance 490108 233 Private Of Orleans.mp3
      48. Suspense 19570414 Thou Shalt Not Commit Victor Jory.mp3
      49. Suspense 19570908 Old Army Buddy Victor Jory.mp3
      50. Suspense 19590208 Death Notice Victor Jory.mp3
      51. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen 451107 Message In Red.mp3
      52. Theater Of Romance 441219 Casablanca.mp3
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      52 shows - total playtime 25 hours 25 minutes
      1. American Pilgrimage 441119 Narrator Victor Jory.mp3
      2. Best Plays 521130 22 Rope.mp3
      3. Cbs Radio Mystery Theater 750911 Voice Of Death.mp3
      4. Cbs Radio Workshop 570421 64 Son Of Man.mp3
      5. Christmas 441224 Stable Bethlehem Pennsylvania.mp3
      6. Cornell Woolrich 481129 You Take Ballistics.mp3
      7. Dangerously Yours 440621 Highwayman.mp3
      8. Dangerously Yours 440702 Highwayman.mp3
      9. Dangerously Yours 440709 Pirate Of Orleans.mp3
      10. Dangerously Yours 440806 Cortez Conquistador.mp3
      11. Dangerously Yours 440813 Gods Country And Woman.mp3
      12. Dangerously Yours 440820 Monsieur Beaucaire.mp3
      13. Dangerously Yours 440827 Bothwell Of Scotland.mp3
      14. Dangerously Yours 440903 Sheik.mp3
      15. Dangerously Yours 440910 Firebrand.mp3
      16. Dangerously Yours 440917 Shadow Of Raven.mp3
      17. Dangerously Yours 440924 Berkeley Square.mp3
      18. Dangerously Yours 441001 Windward Passage.mp3
      19. Ft 480617 071 Fear Is Little Word.mp3
      20. Ft 491228 150 Cobblers Window.mp3
      21. Ft 520116 253 Juggler Of Our Lady.mp3
      22. Ft 521217 297 Crossroads Of Christmas.mp3
      23. Ft 570807 533 Shot In Dark.mp3
      24. Hallmark Playhouse 500209 075 Lincoln And Baltimore Plot.mp3
      25. Matinee Theater 441022 01 Wurthering Heights.mp3
      26. Matinee Theater 441029 02 Beloved Enemy.mp3
      27. Matinee Theater 441105 03 My Favorite Wife.mp3
      28. Matinee Theater 441112 04 Penny Serenade.mp3
      29. Matinee Theater 441119 05 Scarlet Pimpernel.mp3
      30. Matinee Theater 441126 06 Mr Mrs Smith.mp3
      31. Matinee Theater 441203 07 Jane Eyre.mp3
      32. Matinee Theater 441210 08 Hold Back Dawn.mp3
      33. Matinee Theater 441217 09 Elizabeth Queen.mp3
      34. Matinee Theater 441224 10 Stable In Bethlehem Pa.mp3
      35. Matinee Theater 450107 12 Random Harvest.mp3
      36. Matinee Theater 450114 13 Smiling Through.mp3
      37. Matinee Theater 450121 14 Rebecca.mp3
      38. Matinee Theater 450128 15 Beautiful Dreamer.mp3
      39. Matinee Theater 450211 17 Reap Wild Wind.mp3
      40. Matinee Theater 450218 18 Intermezzo.mp3
      41. Matinee Theater 450225 19 Highwayman.mp3
      42. Matinee Theater 450311 21 Rendevous At Mayerling.mp3
      43. Matinee Theater 450318 22 Pirate Of Orleans.mp3
      44. Matinee Theater 450325 23 Till We Meet Again.mp3
      45. Matinee Theater 450401 24 Love Storyeliz Robert Browning.mp3
      46. Matinee Theater 450408 25 Man Named Jones.mp3
      47. Romance 490108 233 Private Of Orleans.mp3
      48. Suspense 19570414 Thou Shalt Not Commit Victor Jory.mp3
      49. Suspense 19570908 Old Army Buddy Victor Jory.mp3
      50. Suspense 19590208 Death Notice Victor Jory.mp3
      51. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen 451107 Message In Red.mp3
      52. Theater Of Romance 441219 Casablanca.mp3
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    52 recordings on 27 Audio CDs
    total playtime 25 hours, 25 min

    Victor Jory Disc A001

    1. Suspense 19570414 Thou Shalt Not Commit Victor Jory
    2. Suspense 19570908 Old Army Buddy Victor Jory

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    Victor Jory Disc A002

    1. Suspense 19590208 Death Notice Victor Jory
    2. Dangerously Yours 440621 Highwayman

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    Victor Jory Disc A003

    1. Dangerously Yours 440702 Highwayman
    2. Dangerously Yours 440709 Pirate Of Orleans

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    Victor Jory Disc A004

    1. Dangerously Yours 440806 Cortez Conquistador
    2. Dangerously Yours 440813 Gods Country And Woman

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    Victor Jory Disc A005

    1. Dangerously Yours 440820 Monsieur Beaucaire
    2. Dangerously Yours 440827 Bothwell Of Scotland

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    1. Dangerously Yours 440903 Sheik
    2. Dangerously Yours 440910 Firebrand

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    1. Dangerously Yours 440917 Shadow Of Raven
    2. Dangerously Yours 440924 Berkeley Square

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    Victor Jory Disc A008

    1. Dangerously Yours 441001 Windward Passage
    2. Matinee Theater 441022 01 Wurthering Heights

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    Victor Jory Disc A009

    1. Matinee Theater 441029 02 Beloved Enemy
    2. Matinee Theater 441105 03 My Favorite Wife

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    Victor Jory Disc A010

    1. Matinee Theater 441112 04 Penny Serenade
    2. American Pilgrimage 441119 Narrator Victor Jory

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    1. Matinee Theater 441119 05 Scarlet Pimpernel
    2. Matinee Theater 441126 06 Mr Mrs Smith

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    Victor Jory Disc A012

    1. Matinee Theater 441203 07 Jane Eyre
    2. Matinee Theater 441210 08 Hold Back Dawn

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    Victor Jory Disc A013

    1. Matinee Theater 441217 09 Elizabeth Queen
    2. Theater Of Romance 441219 Casablanca

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    Victor Jory Disc A014

    1. Christmas 441224 Stable Bethlehem Pennsylvania
    2. Matinee Theater 441224 10 Stable In Bethlehem Pa

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    Victor Jory Disc A015

    1. Matinee Theater 450107 12 Random Harvest
    2. Matinee Theater 450114 13 Smiling Through

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    Victor Jory Disc A016

    1. Matinee Theater 450121 14 Rebecca
    2. Matinee Theater 450128 15 Beautiful Dreamer

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    Victor Jory Disc A017

    1. Matinee Theater 450211 17 Reap Wild Wind
    2. Matinee Theater 450218 18 Intermezzo

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    Victor Jory Disc A018

    1. Matinee Theater 450225 19 Highwayman
    2. Matinee Theater 450311 21 Rendevous At Mayerling

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    Victor Jory Disc A019

    1. Matinee Theater 450318 22 Pirate Of Orleans
    2. Matinee Theater 450325 23 Till We Meet Again

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    Victor Jory Disc A020

    1. Matinee Theater 450401 24 Love Storyeliz Robert Browning
    2. Matinee Theater 450408 25 Man Named Jones

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    Victor Jory Disc A021

    1. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen 451107 Message In Red
    2. Ft 480617 071 Fear Is Little Word

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    Victor Jory Disc A022

    1. Cornell Woolrich 481129 You Take Ballistics
    2. Romance 490108 233 Private Of Orleans

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    Victor Jory Disc A023

    1. Ft 491228 150 Cobblers Window
    2. Hallmark Playhouse 500209 075 Lincoln And Baltimore Plot

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    Victor Jory Disc A024

    1. Ft 520116 253 Juggler Of Our Lady

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    Victor Jory Disc A025

    1. Best Plays 521130 22 Rope

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    Victor Jory Disc A026

    1. Ft 521217 297 Crossroads Of Christmas
    2. Cbs Radio Workshop 570421 64 Son Of Man

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    Victor Jory Disc A027

    1. Ft 570807 533 Shot In Dark
    2. Cbs Radio Mystery Theater 750911 Voice Of Death

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