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.
General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine
Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna
Boris Andreyevich Chernov
Baroness Elena von Livenbaum
Piotr Ivanovich Petrovin
Prince Paul von Haraldberg
Ina De La Haye