Anastasia 1956

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Anastasia ★★★½ 1956

Bergman won her second Oscar, and deservedly so, for her classic portrayal of the amnesia victim chosen by Russian expatriate Brynner to impersonate Anastasia, the last surviving member of the Romanoff dynasty. As such, she becomes part of a scam to collect millions of rubles deposited in a foreign bank by her supposed father, the now-dead Czar. But is she just impersonating the princess? Brynner as the scheming White General and Hayes as the Grand Duchess who needs to be convinced turn in fine performances as well. Based on Marcelle Maurette's play. 105m/ C VHS, DVD . Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff, Martita Hunt, Felix Aylmer, Ivan Desny, Sacha (Sascha) Pitoeff; D: Anatole Litvak; W: Arthur Laurents; C: Jack Hildyard. Oscars '56: Actress (Bergman); Golden Globes '57: Actress—Drama (Bergman); N.Y. Film Critics '56: Actress (Bergman).