Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

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Overview

This two-part TV movie recounts the life of Anna Anderson, who until the day she died at age 82 insisted that she was really Anastasia Romanov, daughter of Czar Nicholas. Anna first makes her claim in 1920, when she is an inmate in a Berlin asylum. Her story of escape from the Bolsheviks who killed the rest of her family in 1918 seems so vivid that many Russian expatriates are willing to believe her. The film concludes in 1928, with Anna restating her claim before the surviving Romanovs living in New York. Amy ...
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Overview

This two-part TV movie recounts the life of Anna Anderson, who until the day she died at age 82 insisted that she was really Anastasia Romanov, daughter of Czar Nicholas. Anna first makes her claim in 1920, when she is an inmate in a Berlin asylum. Her story of escape from the Bolsheviks who killed the rest of her family in 1918 seems so vivid that many Russian expatriates are willing to believe her. The film concludes in 1928, with Anna restating her claim before the surviving Romanovs living in New York. Amy Irving plays the leading character in a lady-or-the-tiger fashion, so that we never know if she truly swallows her own tale or if she's merely a clever charlatan. Olivia DeHavilland, Rex Harrison, Claire Bloom, Omar Sharif and Susan Lucci co-star in this opulent, location-filmed production, which originally aired on December 7 and 8, 1986.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/1999
  • UPC: 707729101635
  • Original Release: 1986
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  • Source: HALLMARK
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Amy Irving Anna Anderson
Nicholas Surovy
Christian Bale Alexis
Claire Bloom Empress Alexandra
Olivia de Havilland Empress Dowager Marie Fedorovna
Rex Harrison Grand Duke Cyril Romanov
Susan Lucci Darya Romanoff
Omar Sharif Nicholas II
Susan Engel
Edward Fox Dr. Hauser
Carol Gillies Sasha
Julian Glover Colonel Kobylinski
Jan Niklas Prince Erich
Shane Rimmer Harvey Coward
Elke Sommer Isabel Von Hohenstauffen
Technical Credits
Marvin J. Chomsky Director, Producer
James Goldman Screenwriter
Nicholas D. Knowland Cinematographer
Petra Von Oelffen Editor
Jane Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Laurence Rosenthal Score Composer
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