Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.
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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The taxi carrying Anna and General Bounine to their Copenhagen hotel is held up by a parade of the Royal Guards, the driver explaining that the parade is held everyday when the King is in Copenhagen. Testing Anna, Bounine asks, "The King?" Anna answers, "Uncle Chris, cousin to grand-mama, the Empress.' , At that time, Denmark's King was Christian X, a nephew - not cousin - of the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna. See more »
Lievenbaum, your voluptuous fantasies are disgusting! To a woman of your age, sex should mean nothing but gender!
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Big themes, treated with a tabloid sensibility. Within its historical context the Ingrid Bergman saga is much more juicier than that of Anastasia herself. After the Rosellini scandal, this was Bergman's return to the graces of the American public. The Oscar was, without question, a reward for her personal ordeal than for her performance. (That same year Carroll Baker was nominated for Elia Kazan's "Baby Doll" Katharine Hepburn for "The Rainmaker" and Deborah Kerr for "The King and I" not to mention Nancy Kelly for "The Bad Seed". The scene between Bergman and Helen Hayes, however, makes the whole, plodding thing, very worth while.
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