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Return from the Ashes (1965)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:January 1, 1965
Cast:Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar, Ingrid Thulin, Herbert Lom, Talitha Pol
Director:J. Lee Thompson
Producer:Cecil F. Ford, J. Lee Thompson, Lewis J. Rachmil
Writer:Julius J. Epstein
Distributor:United Artists

Description: Ingrid Thulin plays a Polish inmate of the Dachau concentration camp who is liberated at the end of the war. Presumed dead, Ingrid returns to visit her husband (Maximillian Schell) She finds that his grief was fleeting at best; his new mistress is his deceased wife's daughter (Samantha Eggar) from a previous marriage. Since Ingrid's identity is masked by plastic surgery, she subtly re-enters their life without undue stress for either husband or daughter. But when the husband figures out the ruse, he murders his young paramour in the bathtub (a moment lavishly exploited in the print ads for this film) and plots to kill Ingrid for her money. A textbook case of implausibility, Return from the Ashes was adapted from an equally unbelievable novel by Hubert Monteilhet.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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