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Anastasia is adapted from the popular stage play by Marcelle Maurette. The scene is Paris in the early 1920s. Ingrid Bergman plays a would-be suicide who is rescued by Russian expatriate Yul Brynner. Brynner's motives are far from altruistic; together with a group of Russian cohorts, he hopes to pass Bergman off as Princess Anastasia, the daughter of the late Czar Nicholas. If the conspirators are successful, they stand to collect the ten million pounds held in trust for Anastasia in the Bank of England. The biggest obstacle facing Brynner and company is the surviving Romanov empress… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

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"After years of being blacklisting, Ingrid Bergman won a second Oscar for this Hollywood-style melodrama of mystery and romance, playing an amnesiac refugee who may or may not be the real survivor of the Russian royal clan."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Bergman is enthralling as a peasant who would be princess"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Still fascinating speculation/drama with compelling Bergman and Brynner in title roles."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"This is one historical mystery that is often not mysterious and too unconcerned with history."
‑ Chris Barsanti,
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