Return From the Ashes

Return From the Ashes

A Polish chess master (Maximilian Schell) plots murder after his wife returns from Nazi death camp.

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Return From the Ashes


Thriller105 Mins1965

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?


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