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Return from the Ashes (1965)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 14 February 1966 (UK)
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.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Julius J. Epstein (as Julius Epstein), Hubert Monteilhet (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maximilian Schell ... Stanislaus Pilgrin
Samantha Eggar ... Fabienne 'Fabi' Wolf
Ingrid Thulin ... Dr. Michele 'Mischa' Wolf
Herbert Lom ... Dr. Charles Bovard
Talitha Pol Talitha Pol ... Claudine
Vladek Sheybal ... Paul, Chess Club Manager
Jacques Cey Jacques Cey ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Jacques B. Brunius Jacques B. Brunius ... 1st Detective (as Jacques Brunius)
Jean Marc Jean Marc ... 2nd Detective
Andre Charisse ... Restaurant Captain
Danièle Noël Danièle Noël ... Nurse
Arnold Diamond ... Neighbour
Franco De Rosa Franco De Rosa ... Boy in Nightclub
Doreen Moore Doreen Moore ... Girl in Nightclub
Harriet Harper Harriet Harper ... Girl in Nightclub
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ask kurbanlari See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Ingrid Thulin's clothes and hairstyle in the beginning of the film are very mid-1960s, although the film begins around 1940. See more »

Quotes

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 tansinSee 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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