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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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No one may enter the theatre after Fabi enters her bath! 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:

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Remade to great acclaim in 2014 as 'Phoenix' 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

Dr. Michele 'Mischa' Wolf: He's the first man in your life, Fabi. He's the last in mine.
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Version of Phoenix (2014) See more »

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An unknown classic.
29 August 2008 | by MrPie7See all my reviews

One of those excellent films that has never been released on video or DVD. The first time I watched this there were only 2 other channels and both were showing programs I hated at that particular moment, so I ended up watching this film by default. What luck! I was treated to a beautiful, haunting film that featured great performances by Herbert Lom, Samantha Eggar, Maxmillian Schell and Ingrid Thulin. Thulin's performance in particular is flawless. She is utterly convincing as a death camp survivor trying to return to the world. If cable ever gets tired of endlessly re-running "Jaws", "The Breakfast Club" and "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" (Excellent films but shown 5 nights a week) and happens to air this true gem, be SURE you see/record it. The second time I caught it was on PBS--20 years after my initial viewing.


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