Noir City: Hollow Triumph

USA | 1948 | 83 min. | Steve Sekely

February 12, 2023

Noir City

Fugitive crook Johnny Muller (Paul Henreid) finds the perfect hiding place—in the guise of a psychiatrist who is his identical twin ... almost.

Individual Tickets: $15 | $10 SIFF members
Passes (valid for all Noir City screenings): $150 | $100 SIFF members

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Sunday, February 12, 2023

Fugitive crook Johnny Muller (Paul Henreid) finds the perfect hiding place—in the guise of a psychiatrist who is his identical twin ... almost. One of the sublime examples of noir fatalism with a clever script that will keep you guessing right up until the end. It's also an amazingly evocative look at 1940s Los Angeles, photographed by the great John Alton. This was the first film produced by romantic leading man Henreid, who like many actors in the late 1940s turned to crime dramas to revitalize their careers. Co-starring Joan Bennett at her flinty best.

Photo courtesy of The Film Noir Foundation. Note courtesy of Noir City. 35mm preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

  • Director: Steve Sekely
  • Principal Cast: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Leslie Brooks
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1948
  • Running Time: 83 min.
  • Producer: Paul Henreid
  • Screenplay: Daniel Fuchs
  • Cinematographers: John Alton
  • Editors: Fred Allen
  • Music: Sol Kaplan
  • Filmography: Boy, the Noszty (1938), The Fabulous Suzanne (1946), Desert Desperados (1959), Red Fury (1951)
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm