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)

AwardRecipientResult
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: I will tell them that the play is over, now go home.


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


Dowager Empress: Lievenbaum, you're disgusting! At your age, a woman's only thoughts of sex should be gender!


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Facts about

Average Shot Length (ASL) = 15 seconds
In reality, Anna Anderson never met the Dowager Empress, the Czarevna Maria Feodorovna. The Empress believed that her son and his family had survived and were still in Russia. The Grand Duchess Olga, the younger daughter of Czarevna Maria Feodorovna, did meet Anna Anderson while the latter was convalescing in a sanitarium and visited her a few more times before making the determination that something was not right with the ailing woman's claims. The Grand Duchesses Olga and Xenia did not wish to upset the aged Empress and it is not known if they mentioned Anderson to her at all. The Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna remained in Denmark until her death in 1928. In 2006, her remains were transferred to St. Petersburg where she was laid to rest beside her husband, Czar Alexander III.
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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