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The Scar

Hollow Triumph (also known as The Scar in the United Kingdom) is a 1948 American film noir directed by Steve Sekely and starring Paul Henreid and Joan Bennett. It was released by Eagle-Lion Films, based on the 1946 novel of the same title written by Murray Forbes.

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Just released from prison, John Muller (Paul Henreid) masterminds a holdup at an illegal casino run by Rocky Stansyck. The robbery goes bad, and the mobsters capture some of Muller's men and force them to identify the rest before killing them. Stansyck has a reputation for tracking down and killing his enemies, no matter how long it takes, so Muller decides to leave town and hide. He takes an office job recommended by his law-abiding brother, Frederick (Eduard Franz), but quickly decides that working for a living is not for him.

Directed by Steve Sekely
Produced by Paul Henreid
Screenplay by Daniel Fuchs
Based on the novel by Murray Forbes
Starring: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett
Music by Sol Kaplan
Cinematography: John Alton
Edited by Fred Allen
Distributed by Eagle-Lion Films Inc.
Release dates: August 18, 1948 (Reading, Pennsylvania)
Running time: 83 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English

Cast:
Paul Henreid as John Muller / Dr. Victor Emil Bartok
Joan Bennett as Evelyn Hahn
Eduard Franz as Frederick Muller
Leslie Brooks as Virginia Taylor
John Qualen as Swangron
Mabel Paige as Charwoman
Herbert Rudley as Marcy
Charles Arnt as Coblenz
George Chandler as Artell, Assistant
Sid Tomack as Aubrey, Manager
Alvin Hammer as Jerry
Ann Staunton as Blonde
Paul E. Burns as Harold
Charles Trowbridge as Deputy
Morgan Farley as Howard Anderson
Jack Webb as "Bullseye"