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Return from the Ashes (1965)

In Paris, a Polish gigolo marries a rich Jewish doctor and stands to inherit her estate when she is deported to Dachau by the Nazis.

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Dr. Charles Bovard
Talitha Pol ...
Claudine
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Paul, Chess Club Manager
Jacques Cey ...
Hotel Desk Clerk
Jacques B. Brunius ...
1st Detective (as Jacques Brunius)
Jean Marc ...
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Andre Charisse ...
Restaurant Captain
Danièle Noël ...
Nurse
Arnold Diamond ...
Neighbour
Franco De Rosa ...
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Doreen Moore ...
Girl in Nightclub
Harriet Harper ...
Girl in Nightclub
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Stanislaus Pilgrin, a Polish chess master and handsome gigolo, marries wealthy Jewish widow, Dr. Michele Wolf, an X-ray technician and has an affair with her step-daughter, Fabienne and then plots to murder them both in a scheme that will have him inherit their money. Written by alfiehitchie

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The water warm... the champagne chilled... the music soft... then the daydream ends... and the nightmare begins! See more »

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The Ingrid Thulin part was originally offered to Gina Lollobridiga. See more »

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Stanislaus Pilgrin: [voicing his thoughts] The simple closing of a door has brought me to the guillotine.
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Cocky Thriller!
9 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once upon a time, before the giallos and the slasher films took over, there was an undercurrent of clever thrillers ... where you knew who had done it, but the question was could they get away with it? The earliest one I can remember is The Unsuspected with Claude Raines as a DJ with a mission ... In the '60's we had director William Castle's twisted thrillers (Homicidal is my favorite) and Bette Davis as Baby Jane and Charlotte ... then along came Return from the Ashes, at about the same time as Bunny Lake Is Missing. Ladies and gentlemen, RftA is a stunning thriller which will keep you enthralled from the expositionary opening to the wonderfully complex plot developments. Why is this not available to viewers today? This is a movie I would like to show friends. Hard to believe it was 40 + years ago I sat in a darkened theater enraptured by the clever plot with more twists and turns than you could believe. If you see this movie in any listings, record it! Ingrid Thulin, Samantha Eggar and Maximilian Schell pull out all the stops but they make you BELIEVE the lurid goings-on. Too bad movie makers can't look at these old classics and learn how to pace and plot a good thriller.


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