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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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Excellent thriller
18 February 2002 | by (Alphen a/d Rijn, Nederland) – See all my reviews

This film has haunted me right from the start of its release in 1965, thanks to the top players, the tense plot, the effective direction by J. Lee Thompson and the music from John Dankworth. But most importantly (the play of) Samantha Eggar and the melodramatic role she plays in the film are the main reason of my lasting interest in this film. The famous bathroom scenes with her are unforgettable.


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