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Anastasia (13-Dec-1956)

Director: Anatole Litvak

Writers: Arthur Laurents; Guy Bolton

From a play by: Marcelle Maurette

Music: Alfred Newman

Producer: Buddy Adler

Keywords: Drama, Amnesia, Russian Royalty

An exiled Russian General rescues a woman ready to commit suicide in interwar Paris; she agrees to participate in an elaborate caper to pass herself off as Grand Duchess Anastasia. Her impersonation is incredibly convincing; many people that knew her believe her genuine. Ingrid Bergman won the Oscar for Best Actress; the film additionally received a nomination for Best Dramatic Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Felix Aylmer
Actor
21-Feb-1889 2-Sep-1979 Henry V
Ingrid Bergman
Actor
29-Aug-1915 29-Aug-1982 Murder on the Orient Express
Yul Brynner
Actor
11-Jul-1920 10-Oct-1985 The King and I
Ivan Desny
Actor
28-Dec-1922 13-Apr-2002 Pan-European character actor
Helen Hayes
Actor
10-Oct-1900 17-Mar-1993 First Lady of the Theater
Martita Hunt
Actor
30-Jan-1899 13-Jun-1969 Great Expectations
Sacha Pitoëff
Actor
11-Mar-1920 21-Jul-1990 Last Year at Marienbad
Natalie Schafer
Actor
5-Nov-1900 10-Apr-1991 Mrs. Howell on Gilligan's Island
Karel Stepanek
Actor
29-Oct-1899 25-Dec-1980 Czech-English actor, played Germans
Akim Tamiroff
Actor
29-Oct-1899 17-Sep-1972 For Whom the Bell Tolls

CAST

Starring
Ingrid Bergman   ...   Anastasia
Yul Brynner   ...   Bounine
Helen Hayes   ...   Empress
with
Akim Tamiroff   ...   Chernov
Martita Hunt   ...   Baroness von Livenbaum
Felix Aylmer   ...   Chamberlain
Sacha PitoŽff   ...   Petrovin
Ivan Desny   ...   Prince Paul
Natalie Schafer   ...   Ussenskaia
Gregoire Gromoff   ...   Stepan
Karel Stepanek   ...   Vlados
Ina de la Haye   ...   Marusia
Katherine Kath   ...   Maxime

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