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Anastasia (1956)

Unrated  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  13 December 1956 (USA)
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An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her.

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General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine
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Boris Adreivich Chernov
Martita Hunt ...
Baroness Elena von Livenbaum
Felix Aylmer ...
Chamberlain
Sacha Pitoëff ...
Piotr Ivanovich Petrovin (as Sacha Pitoeff)
Ivan Desny ...
Prince Paul von Haraldberg
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Irina Lissemskaia
Grégoire Gromoff ...
Stepan (as Gregoire Gromoff)
Karel Stepanek ...
Mikhail Vlados
Ina De La Haye ...
Marusia (as Ina de la Haye)
Katherine Kath ...
Maxime
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Storyline

Russian exiles in Paris plot to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England by grooming a destitute, suicidal girl to pose as heir to the Russian throne. While Bounin is coaching her he comes to believe she is really Anastasia. In the end the Empress must decide her claim. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The most amazing conspiracy the world has ever known, and love as it never happened to a man and woman before! See more »


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13 December 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anastasia, la princesa vagabunda  »

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$3,520,000 (estimated)
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2.55 : 1
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Ivan Desny, who appears here as the fictional Prince Paul Von Haraldsberg, also appears in the German film Anastasia: The Czar's Last Daughter (1956) as the real-life Gleb Botkin (son of the Imperial family's doctor, who was shot along with them in 1918), a staunch supporter of Anna Anderson. See more »

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Baroness Elena von Livenbaum: A village. This is positively a village. I am all of Chekov's three sisters rolled into one!
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A great argument for letter boxing
8 July 2000 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie with fabulous performances by Brynner, Bergman, and Hayes. My one complaint is not about the movie, but the videotape. Litvak made a beautiful movie and used every inch of the screen. There are multiple scenes where the three principals are located left, right, and center. With pan-and-scan you can never see more than two of them at a time. This movie deserves to be re-released in its original aspect; better yet, release it on DVD. But go ahead and see it; you will be moved by the story.


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