Anastasia (1956)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 13, 1956
DVD Release Date: July 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The romance between Anna and Bounine seems like an afterthought, but other story strands prove compelling, particularly those involving the Dowager Empress (a wonderful Helen Hayes).

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Still fascinating speculation/drama with compelling Bergman and Brynner in title roles.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Ingrid Bergman, returning from her Hollywood banishment after the Rosellini scandal, is at her best... .

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Chris Barsanti

This is one historical mystery that is often not mysterious and too unconcerned with history.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Bergman is enthralling as a peasant who would be princess

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Is she the long lost princess? A return to those glorious days of a benevolent monarchy? Or only a deluded wannabe? Bergman walks this tightrope with particular… More
Bruce Bruce
How could any movie with Yul Brynner and Ingrid Bergman rate anything less then 4 1/2 stars. I don't know how my mind gets so wrapped up in so many… More
Spencer S.
A beautiful period piece with its own eccentricities, Anastasia is fun and even frivolous at times. It holds a quiet dramatic regard at the travesty of the… More
Tom Ericksen
Not quite up to Ingrid's usual standards
Aj V
Since I've already seen the new Disney movie of this, I know the story, so as a live action movie, I wasn't very impressed. Of course Bergman is a… More
Jason Vargo
There are a few obstacles to the 1956 version of Anastasia. The first is the opening 20 minutes of the film, which meanders and provides far too much… More

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