Hollow Triumph

Not half bad, despite a loopy plot about a conman/thief hiding from pursuit who kills a look-alike psychiatrist and assumes his identity (conveniently skilled in surgery through interrupted studies, he is even able to reproduce a facial scar). The tension is kept ticking nicely by a flaw in the impersonation (working by mirror, he scars the wrong cheek), even more so by the fact that he unexpectedly inherits dire troubles from the dead man's past. Good supporting performances, a satisfyingly bleak ending, and absolutely stunning lighting and LA location shooting from John Alton.

Release details

Duration: 82 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Steve Sekely
Screenwriter: Daniel Fuchs
Cast: Joan Bennett
Paul Henreid
Eduard Franz
Leslie Brooks
John Qualen
Mabel Paige
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