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Anastasia (1956)

A charming drama set in Paris in 1928.

Russian exiles in Paris plot to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England by grooming a destitute, amnesiac young woman (Ingrid Bergman) to pose as Anastasia Romanov, the sole surviving heir of Czar Nicholas II.

While General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine (Yul Brynner) is coaching her, he comes to believe she is really Anastasia. In the end, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna (Helen Hayes) must decide her claim.

Bergman’s gracious and Academy Award-winning performance heightens the entertainment to grand style. Hayes, as the grand duchess, also makes a magnificent acting contribution as she strives to determine Bergman’s credentials.


Anna Koreff
Ingrid Bergman
General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine
Yul Brynner
Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna
Helen Hayes
Boris Andreyevich Chernov
Akim Tamiroff
Baroness Elena von Livenbaum
Martita Hunt
Felix Aylmer
Piotr Ivanovich Petrovin
Sacha Pitoëff
Prince Paul von Haraldberg
Ivan Desny
Irina Lissemskaia
Natalie Schafer
Grégoire Gromoff
Mikhail Vlados
Karel Stepanek
Ina De La Haye
Katherine Kath

Anatole Litvak