Hollow Triumph (1948) – By Jason S. Lockard

Film Chest Media Group has released a newly restored edition (from original 35mm film elements) of director Steve Sekely’s 1948 film noir treasure, Hollow Triumph also known under two other names; The Scar and The man who murdered himself.

In Hollow Triumph we meet ex-con John Muller (Paul Henreid), after being paroled decided to rob a casino, it didn’t work! Now on the lamb and decides to go ahead and take the low-paying job as an “office boy” that was waiting for him when he left prison. He soon grows tired of this menial job and assume another man’s identity, in the same office building no less. This film has a twist pay off in the end that is just amazing!

This DVD is really nice the picture quality is beautiful and the story is stellar. The only downside on this release is there was no bonus features. There is no audio commentary, no trailer, just the film, but what a film.

In the final analysis if you love a good film noir this one will keep you riveted to your seat! Head over to www.FilmChest.com and pick up your copy today!

Moral Rating: violence
Audience: teens and adults
Genre: drama / film noir
Length: 83 minutes
DVD Released: 2014
DVD Rating: A-