Kennington Noir Presents Hollow Triumph (1948), directed by Steve Sekely, and starring Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett and Eduard Franz. The film was also known as The Scar and The Man Who Murdered Himself.
John Muller (Paul Henreid), medical school dropout and also brilliant
crook, plans a holdup at an illegal casino. The robbery goes wrong, and
he soon finds the vindictive casino owner is after him. At the end of
his tether, Muller stumbles onto a lucky chance to assume a new identity
as psychiatrist Victor Bartok, but irony piles on fast as Muller finds
it’s a case of “out of the frying pan, into the fire”.
Featuring top notch atmospheric cinematography by John Alton, this
was the first of two “by the miracle of plastic surgery” films starring
Paul Henreid, the other being a Hammer production in England, Stolen Face (1952).
Digital presentation. Plus full supporting programme. If you want to see only the main feature, please arrive by 20.15 latest. This will be screened in the small downstairs cinema, so early booking is recommended.
Doors open at 19.00, for a 19.30 start.
Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.