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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
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Opening credits: In 1917, the Russian dynasty-rulers of Imperial Russia - were overthrown by revolution. Some of the nobility and their followers fled to safety but the Tsar, his wife and children were imprisoned and then shot, in 1918.
Shortly after, there were strange whispers that one of the family had escaped and was still alive. In the weeks, months, years that followed, the whispers grew louder and louder.
And then a woman appeared, a woman who was said to be the youngest daughter of the last Tsar, her Imperial Highness, the Grand Duchess Anastasia.
Only she, if she is still alive, knows the truth behind the story you are about to see. See more »
I've loved this movie for... I don't know how long. I must have seen this movie about fifty times !!
First of all it's a great story; The mystery surrounding Anastasia. Second of all, it contains such brilliant actors: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Matita Hunt etc.
I've always loved Ingrid Bergman - and still do. But when I saw this movie it was another actress who captured me - Helen Hayes. She gives an absolutely outstanding performance as the old dowager empress. I was totally carried away ! And then came that scene... You who have seen this movie knows exactly what scene I'm talking about: The confrontation-scene between the old empress and Anastasia at the hotel.
I can assure everyone who hasn't yet seen this movie, that this is the best and most well-played scene in the entire movie history ! There is no doubt about it. You just have to see the movie and this scene for yourself. I guarantee that you'll agree with me. You really have to promise me; Do not miss Helen Hayes, who truly IS the empress - of this movie!
I just got one question before I go: How can it be that Helen Hayes isn't a more famous actress ??? I've never seen anything like that performance !
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