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Anastasia (1956)

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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine: [to Petrovin] Would you recognize the smile of a girl you knew ten years ago?
Piotr Ivanovich Petrovin: I didn't think of that!
General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine: You're both fools! You're examining her as if she was the real Anastasia. There is no Anastasta! She was shot to death ten years ago by a firing squad. We're not looking for her, gentlemen. We're seeking only a reasonable facsimile.
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Anastasia
12 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Bergman is charming as an amnesiac young woman who is recruited by Brynner to impersonate the daughter of the late czar. Bergman won her second Oscar for her portrayal. Brynner is good as the exiled Russian who tries to bring her back into a world she once may have known and Hayes is stand out as the grand dutchess who strives to find the truth behind this girls' credentials. Crisp direction from Anatole Litvak and a lively supporting cast of Akim Tamiroff make this a simply ravishing film.


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