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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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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. He was thought to be able somehow to control the prince's hemophilia, and was said to have enormous -- and many said undue -- influence over the Tsarina Alexandra because of it. His controversial life ended with his murder, supposedly by other members of the royal family. See more »
Ingrid Bergman is as luminous as ever in her Oscar-winning performance in this gorgeous-looking costume drama. Baldhead Yul Brynner is ideally cast beside her and there are some delightful characters in the supporting cast, namely Akim Tamiroff and Martita Hunt, but Helen Hayes steals the show with her touching portrayal as the old empress. The film feels somewhat theatrical with its abundance of dialogue, but it's definitely a fine piece of work.
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