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Hollow Triumph Theatrical Movie Poster

Release Date

August 18, 1948

Running Time

83 minutes

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Hollow Triumph
(aka The Scar)

Upon his parole from jail, gangster John Muller (Paul Henreid) pulls one final job against a rival mobster and flees to Los Angeles. There, he is mistaken for psychologist Victor Bartok (also Henreid), for whom he is a double except for a scar on Bartok's face. When Bartok's secretary Evelyn (Joan Bennett), who is love with him, mistakes Muller for Bartok, Muller plots to assume his identity. All goes well until Muller mistakenly scars the wrong side of his face, making Evelyn aware of his plan.


Paul Henreid

Paul Henreid

Joan Bennett

Joan Bennett


Director Steve Sekely

Screenplay Daniel Fuchs

Producer Paul Henreid

Cinematography John Alton

Editing Fred Allen

Music Sol Kaplan

Distributor Eagle-Lion Films

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