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Anastasia (1956)

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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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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Yul Brynner as the arch-conspirator See more »


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13 December 1956 (USA)  »

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Anastasia, la princesa vagabunda  »

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$3,520,000 (estimated)
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Cary Grant, a dear friend of Ingrid Bergman, accepted her Anastasia (1956) Oscar at the 29th Annual Academy Awards (1957). 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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Opening credits prologue: PARIS 1928

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Referenced in Northern Exposure: Zarya (1994) See more »

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13 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Critics were too quick to applaud this musty adaptation of Marcelle Maurette's play starring Ingrid Bergman as a rag-woman picked by crafty businessman Yul Brynner to be groomed into Russian royalty Anastasia, a Duchess long though deceased. Helen Hayes is exceptionally good as the cautious Dowager Maria, whom Ingrid must work hard to convince, however Bergman herself (despite winning a Best Actress Oscar for this 'comeback' performance) is mannered, and she has no on-screen rapport with Brynner whatsoever. As a result, the romantic underpinnings of the story do not come off, and the thin plot keeps going after all its pieces have already come into play. The production is appropriately opulent, but the film isn't especially moving or memorable. ** from ****


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