Directed by Anatole Litvak
Cast: Ingrid Bergman as Anna Koreff
Yul Brynner as General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine
Helen Hayes as Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna
Akim Tamiroff as Boris Adreivich Chernov
Martita Hunt as Baroness Elena von Livenbaum
Felix Aylmer as Chamberlain
Sacha Pitoeff as Piotr Ivanovich Petrovin
Ivan Desny as Prince Paul von Haraldberg
Natalie Schafer as Irina Lissemskaia
Gregoire Gromoff as Stepan
Karel Stepanek as Mikhail Vlados
Ina de la Haye as Marusia
Katherine Kath as Maxime
Anastasia is a dramatic film released by 20th Century Fox in 1956, directed by Anatole Litvak.
A distraught young refugee is saved by General Sergei Bounine, who takes the young woman under his care for his own purposes. If he can convince society and Anastasia’s only remaining relative that she is the princess, she will inherit a very large amount of money.
Anna, the young woman, has amnesia and does know who she is or where she is from, and the General decides to groom her to portray the Princess Anastasia of Russia, thought to have been killed with her parents and siblings in the Russian revolution. Anna herself is unsure of her identity, and wants only to find the truth.
Once he is satisfied that she can convincingly portray the princess he presents her to society and to the princess’ aunt, Empress Maria. The Empress does not believe that Anna is Anastasia, but it is unclear even to Anna, because of memories she has, whether she is truly the princess or not.
Anna/Anastasia is being pursued by Prince Paul von Haraldburg, and the General becomes jealous.
Is Anna the Princess Anastasia, and is the General’s only interest in Anastasia monetary?
Anastasia - Trailer