Devil in Silk (1956)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Germany   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Lilli Palmer stars in the German Teufel in Seide (Devil in Silk). Lilli plays Melanie, the new wife of famed concert pianist Thomas Ritter (Curd Juergens--later known as Curt Jurgens). It isn't long before Ritter discovers that his wife is jealous to the point of insanity. When Melanie finds Ritter in the arms of another, she kills herself, carefully arranging the evidence to make it seem as though her husband killed her. Based on a novel by Gina Kaus, Teufel in Seide was released in the US with English subtitles, though Lilli Palmer certainly could have dubbed her dialogue into English had she been asked to do so.



concert-pianist, wife, extramarital-affair, jealousy, suicide, frame-up, name-clearing