Brynner was good as the Russian General.
It may have been the first film I'd seen in awhile where they wen to Copenhagen.
Familiarity first half but the film picks up on the second half starring Ingrid Bergman winning her second Oscar performance. Boring beginning which centers on General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine played by Yul Brynner conversing with Bergman who was hired or given a specific amount of money to find and locate the real Anastasia an heiress who was assumed to be shot dead by the rebels of the "Tsar" family during the turnover of the Russian revolution. With records showed that she was really alive and she happens to be a full grown lady who had escaped from a recent mental institution.
Plays almost like Yul Brynner's other film "The King And I" except that this time the roles are somewhat reversed where it's him falling for the wealthy missing heiress assumed to be Anastasia. Quite cliché first half but very involving second half. The most satisfying fictionalize portrait involving an actual lost heir.
3 out of 4 stars
Ingrid Bergman was great but to my surprise Yul Brenner was fantastic in his role as the Head Con Man.
I found the film lost footing once Yul Brenner introduced Anastasia to the public. The early half of the film was my engaging. Although entertaining it doesn't ultimately add up, but worth a watch...