Return from the Ashes
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
From J. Lee Thompson, the acclaimed director of The Guns of Navarone, Cape Fear, Taras Bulba, Eye of the Devil and The White Buffalo, comes this suspenseful thriller based on a novel by Hubert Monteilhet (Scoundrel in White) and adapted for the screen by legendary scriptwriter Julius J. Epstein (Casablanca, Arsenic and Old Lace, Cross of Iron). In Paris at the onset of WWII, wealthy Jewish doctor Michele (Ingrid Thulin, The Silence) marries Stanislaus (Maximilian Schell, Judgment at Nuremberg), a penniless yet cunning Polish chess master. She is later hauled off to Dachau and is assumed dead after her failure to return at the war’s end. But Michele is not dead after all, and returns to Paris under a new identity to find Stanislaus romancing her beautiful young stepdaughter (Samantha Eggar, The Light at the Edge of the World). Murderous twists and turns abound in this stylish Hitchcockian chiller that co-stars the great Herbert Lom (The Pink Panther Strikes Again).