Anastasia (1956)

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An opportunistic businessman tries to pass off a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia, and she is so convincing that even the biggest skeptics believe her.




  • Ingrid Bergman and Helen Hayes in Anastasia (1956)
  • Yul Brynner in Anastasia (1956)
  • Ingrid Bergman and Helen Hayes in Anastasia (1956)
  • Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner in Anastasia (1956)
  • Ingrid Bergman and Helen Hayes in Anastasia (1956)
  • Ingrid Bergman and Ivan Desny in Anastasia (1956)

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Anatole Litvak


Arthur Laurents (screenplay), Marcelle Maurette (play), Guy Bolton (play)

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27 November 2006 | marcslope
| That's entertainment!
Not the most accurate rumination on whether or not Anna was really Anastasia, perhaps, but creamy, expensive entertainment, expertly done. Many share in the credit. There's a witty, epigrammatic screenplay by the always reliable Arthur Laurents (love that closing line, and most of Helen Hayes' dialogue) that manages to speculate perceptively on the nature-of-performance theme without beating it into the ground; an evocative Alfred Newman score that surpasses virtually anything else he did at Fox; fine CinemaScope photography that really uses the outer reaches of the screen, though it does dabble in spectacle for spectacle's sake at times; a superb Hayes (she could be theatrically actressy or resort to little-old-lady tricks in other movies, but here she's the real deal); a delightful Martita Hunt; and chemistry between Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner that suggests all the underlying sexual tension without ever stating it explicitly. Also knock-your-eye-out costume design. In a time of rampant Hollywood bloat and slow-moving epics, this one moves along, without too much pretension. And Anatole Litvak's direction, while no great shakes, is nicely paced.

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