Cinema: The New Pictures, Dec. 17, 1956

Anastasia (20th Century-Fox) is a name, derived from the Greek, that means "of the resurrection." It is also the curiously appropriate name of the youngest daughter of Nicholas II, last of the Czars of Russia. Many romantics fondly believe that Anastasia survived the slaughter of the royal family in a Siberian cellar in 1918, escaped with two members of the firing squad, and is living today, an indigent widow, near Stuttgart, West Germany. On Broadway, Anastasia was a financially successful attempt, made in 1954, to resurrect this legend in the dubious form of...

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