Directed by Anatole Litvak. US. 1956. NR. 1 hour 45 minutes. Fox. Digital.
Sun., January 7, 2018
Screen legend Ingrid Bergman won her second Oscar for this historical drama. Found wandering the streets of Paris, troubled amnesiac Anna Koreff (Bergman) bears a strong resemblance to Grand Duchess Anastasia, the presumed dead daughter of slain Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra. Knowing that the Tsar hid a small fortune in an English bank, an opportunistic Russian General (Yul Brynner) grooms Anna in an effort to convince the exiled Russian royal court that she is the rightful heir to the inheritance. Shot is CinemaScope in lush color, this classic film also features a fantastic performance from the “First Lady of American Theatre” Helen Hayes.