Return to the Ashes DVD (1965)
An expert chess player, Stanislaus Pilgrin (Maximilian Schell) is also an unrepentant cad and schemer. Looking for a way to inherit a fortune, Stanislaus marries Dr. Michele Wolf (Ingrid Thulin), a rich Jewish widow. Later, however, he becomes involved with his wife's stepdaughter, Fabienne (Samantha Eggar), resulting in a complicated web of seduction and deception that ends in murder. Will the duplicitous Stanislaus succeed in getting Michele's money?
Starring: Maximilian Schell, Ingrid Thulin, Samantha Eggar
Viewer Review: "This is a rare beauty of a film. This film is a character study, and a masterful thriller. The opening scene, on a train, a boy is killed. The star ( the beautiful Ingrid Thulin) looks off in a "thousand-year" stare. She does not react to the tragedy. The camera pans back, and you see the number tattooed on her arm.
The film is shot, masterfully, in post-war Paris. People are just beginning to cope with life again, after the Nazi occupation. The gorgeous Samantha Eggar, slinks around the house. Oozing with sexuality, you drool over her character.After some plot twists, including the fabled bath scene, you are drawn into the plot. The film continues with some nail-biting. This classic demonstrates how to pace and plot a good thriller. Highly recommended!"
This DVD is encoded NTSC Region ALL (playable worldwide).
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