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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 (Helen Hayes), who must be convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that Bergman is the genuine article. represented Ingrid Bergman's return to Hollywood after several years' exile following her "scandalous" affair with Italian director Roberto Rossellini. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 13, 1956


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Helen Hayes Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1956 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ingrid Bergman Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1956 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ingrid Bergman Best Actress 1956 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Ingrid Bergman Best Actress 1956 Winner
National Board of Review Yul Brynner Best Actor 1956 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alfred Newman Best Drama or Comedy Score 1956 Nominee


Ingrid Bergman
as Anastasia
Yul Brynner
as General Bounine
Helen Hayes
as Empress Dowager Marie Fedorovna
Akim Tamiroff
as Chernov
Martita Hunt
as Baroness von Livenbaum
Felix Aylmer
as Russian Chamberlain
Sacha Pitoeff
as Petrovin
Ivan Desny
as Prince Paul
Natalie Schafer
as Lissenskaia
Gregoire Gromoff
as Stepan
Karel Stepanek
as Vlados
Hy Hazell
as Blonde
Olga Valery
as Countess Baranova
Peter Sallis
as Grischa
Katherine Kath
as Maxime
Paul Bildt
Katherine Kath
as Maxime


Anatole Litvak
Buddy Adler
Marcelle Maurette
Play Author
Jack Hildyard
Alfred Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Bert Bates
Bill Andrews
Art Director
Rene Hubert
Costume Designer