Marcelle Maurette's play is based on the legend about the sole-surviving daughter of Russia's last Czar. In Berlin in 1926, a suicidal amnesia victim is chosen by Russian expatriates to impersonate Anastasia, the last surviving member of the Romanov dynasty, heiress to the Russian throne. As such, she becomes part of a scam to collect ten million pounds owed to Anastasia. Is she just impersonating the heiress or is she the real thing?
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