The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness Anastasia

02/06/2003
  |  Buy to Own: 02/06/2003
  |  251 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

An Ingrid Bergman double bill. 'The Inn of the Sixth Happiness' is the true story of an English missionary (Bergman) who led a hundred children over enemy territory in pre-WWII China. Robert Donat plays a Chinese mandarin in his final screen performance and North Wales stands in for the Chinese countryside. Whilst 'Anastasia' is Anatole Litvak's screen adaptation of the popular play written by Marcelle Maurette. Bergman stars (in her first Hollywood role, for several years, after her 'scandalous' affair with Roberto Rossellini) as an amnesiac in Paris during the early 1920s who is picked up by an exiled White Russian General (Yul Brynner) and encouraged to pose as the long-lost daughter, Anastasia, of the murdered Czar Nicholas of Russia. If she successfully passes as Anastasia, the General and his cohorts stand to gain the £10 million that has been held in trust at the Bank of England. However, they have to convince the only surviving member of the Romanov family, the Grand Duchess (Helen Hayes) before they can get their hands on the money. Bergman won an Academy Award for her role.