The 1948 film noir crime drama Hollow Triumph, starring Paul Henreid and Joan Bennett, and directed by Steve Sekely, is based on the 1946 novel of the same title written by Murray Forbes.
Upon his parole from jail, gangster John Muller pulls one final job against a rival mobster and flees to Los Angeles. There, he is mistaken for psychologist Victor Bartok, for whom he is a double except for a scar on Bartok’s face. When Bartok’s secretary Evelyn, 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.
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