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.
A group of Russian exiles in Paris conspire to present a young woman with amnesia as Anastasia, the daughter of Czar Nicholas, so they can collect ten million pounds held in her name by the Bank of England. Bergman won her second Oscar for her winning portrayal that introduces just the right regal note of doubt about her real heritage. Remade in 1997 as Fox's first animated feature. Adapted from the play by Marcelle Maurette.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Ingrid Bergman||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Alfred Newman||Nominated|
Short Film Saturday: Anastasia Dancing with Czarina and Her SistersBy 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 sistersBy 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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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.
This movie was based on the story of Anna Anderson, a woman who claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia. It was later discovered that, in fact, she was not who she claimed to be; the mystery was solved through DNA examination of a small piece of tissue cut from Anna in an operation years before.
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