Anastasia Overview:

Anastasia (1956) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Buddy Adler.

The film was based on the play of the same name written by Marcelle Maurette performed at the Lyceum Theatre, NY from Dec 29, 1954 - Sep 24, 1955.

Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActressIngrid BergmanWon
Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanNominated

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Short Film Saturday: Anastasia Dancing with Czarina and Her Sisters

By Bernardo Villela on Jul 5, 2014 From The Movie Rat

This is another short I found thanks to Movies Silently. Ever since I learned the tale of the fall of Czarist Russia an the Bolshevik revolution it’s been a story that fascinated me on either side. In the early days of motion pictures documenting real-life was as valuable, if not a more valuab... Read full article

Silent Movie Time Capsule: The real Anastasia dancing with the Czarina and sisters

By Fritzi Kramer on Nov 23, 2013 From Movies Silently

Thanks to rumors of survival, Anastasia is by far the most famous of Czar Nicholas’s daughters. (Her name even means “reborn.”) ?Recently, DNA tests confirmed that the poor girl died with the rest of her family but the romance and intriguing what-if tales are still with us. My favo... Read full article

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Quotes from

Dowager Empress: But oh please, if it should not be you, don't ever tell me.

Boris Adreivich Chernov: ...and that woman is too too something! Too crazy, too clever, too tricky!
General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine: I don't care what she is! The important thing is that she fits!

Dowager Empress: We are most of us lonely, and it is mostly of our own making.

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The conspiratorial trio of Bounine, Chernov, and Petrovin in the film are purely fictional.
When the remains of the Romanov family were discovered at Ekaterinburg in 1991, only 9 of the 11 bodies were found. Only who was initially thought to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia and also her brother, Czarevich Alexei, still remained missing, further clouding the question of her fate. However, it was announced that the DNA and other forensic evidence from the remains determined that Anastasia was indeed among the 9 bodies that were unearthed from the pit in the forest outside of Ekaterinburg; and that the missing bodies were those of Alexei and one of his other sisters, the Grand Duchess Marie. After all examinations were completed, the remains of the nine individuals were transferred to St. Petersburg and ceremoniously interred at the Fortress Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. The two remaining bodies were believed to be discovered in 2007 and are fairly certain to be those of the Czarevich Alexei and the Grand Duchess Marie. When all examinations are completed and the results are announced, those remains, too, will be transferred to St. Petersburg for burial with the other members of the family.
Helen Haye was an actress who had impressed the film's producer. He sent a memo to the casting agent saying "Hire Helen Haye". This was taken to be a misprint by the agent and the popular actress Helen Hayes was hired.
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