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


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Facts about

The conspiratorial trio of Bounine, Chernov, and Petrovin in the film are purely fictional.
At the time of filming, the filmmakers were not aware that the real Anna Anderson was still alive. When this came to their attention, they flew straight to her home in Germany and asked permission to use her name.
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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