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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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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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13 December 1956 (USA)  »

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Anastazja  »

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One of the characters mentions the "Mad Monk". He is referring to Grigory Rasputin, the infamous Siberian monk who worked for a time in the royal court as a healer to Aleksey Nikolaeyvitch Romanov, Tsar Nicholas II's son and Anastasia's brother, and was believed to have enormous--and many said undue--influence over the Tsarina Alexandra because of it. His controversial life ended with him being murdered, supposedly by other members of the royal family. See more »

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[Last line of the movie]
Dowager Empress: I will tell them that the play is over, now go home.
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Very positive about this film.
5 April 2002 | by (St. Andrews, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is a film that should be re-released. I mean at the motion picture theaters besides video and DVD. Nothing changed. Ingrid Bergman, Helen Hayes and Yul Brynner do superlative acting performances and the direction, music and the cinematography just could not be duplicated, in my opinion.

Other films have been redone with contemporary actors, some successful and some not so.

It would be very difficult to improve on this one. I have seen this film a few times over the past forty years and I appreciate it more and more.

Wish we could have more quality cinema like it!


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