Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Mystery  |  7 December 1986 (USA)
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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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Nastassja Kinski was at one point considered for the starring role. See more »


The 1917 scene where Anastasia is on the Siberia-bound train talking to her brother, Alexi, about how Britain's Prince Edward (later King Edward VIII) is "exactly my age". In reality, Edward VIII was born in 1894, approx. seven years before Anastasia (b. 1901). See more »


Grand Duke Cyril Romanov: We do not wish to be vindictive to this woman, but we will not tolerate this folly any longer.
Reporter: May we quote you?
Grand Duke Cyril Romanov: Quote me! You can put it on the headline.
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Superb telling of the legendary story with excellent cast...
22 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is a richly produced, atmospheric telling of the Anastasia legend set against the time of the Russian revolution. It has the look of an authentic, handsome movie of the kind made during the golden age of Hollywood. In the title role, Amy Irving gives what is probably one of the finest performances of her career. Others around her are equally impressive: Rex Harrison, Olivia de Havilland, Claire Bloom, Omar Shariff, Jan Niklas and Susan Lucci.

The epic story begins with the start of the revolution and the exile of the family of Nicolas and Alexandra. After fleeing execution, the story follows Anastasia's years of struggle to regain her royal heritage--and the opposition of forces around her who call her an imposter.

Winner of two Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and much acclaim from critics and public upon its video showing in 1986. Well worth viewing.

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