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Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)

Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only "surviving" child of the last Czar and Czarina of Russia.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prince Erich
Serge Markov
Isabel Von Hohenstauffen
Dr. Hauser
Grand Duke Cyril Romanov
Andrea Bretterbauer ...
Sonya Markov
Sydney Bromley ...
Arnold Diamond ...
Dr. Markov


Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only "surviving" child of the last Czar and Czarina of Russia.

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The Great Romantic Enigma of the Twentieth Century


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7 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Anastasia  »

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The last film project for Rex Harrison. See more »


At the film's end, the narrator's quote "The trial started in 1939..." should've had 1938 as its starting year.... See more »


Reporter: Is that a threat, your highness?
Grand Duke Cyril Romanov: No, it's an expression of intent.
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Version of Anastasia (1956) See more »

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DNA test results
26 December 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I wouldn't be so sure to accept the DNA tests as irrefutable evidence against Anna Anderson. First, read Peter Kurth's book on which this film is based. Anna Anderson knew things that only the real Grand Duchess Anastasia could possibly have known (forensic evidence in Anna's favor aside). Second, compare the pictures of Anastasia and Anna Anderson. Anyone can see that they are one-and-the-same person. Third, visit Peter Kurth's website (url below) where you can read detailed information about the DNA tests, as well as why Franziska Schanzkowska and Anna Anderson are not the same person (scroll down to the link, "ANNA-ANASTASIA NOTES ON FRANZISKA SCHANZKOWSKA"). Even Schanzkowska's relatives believed that their sister and Anna Anderson were not the same person.

I for one will always believe that HIH Anastasia Nicolevna Romanova and Anna Anderson were indeed the same person; I will never be swayed to the contrary .


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