Anna Karenina (1935)

Anna Karenina

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This second filmization of Leo Tolstoy's novel is widely regarded as the best version. Greta Garbo plays the title character, the sheltered wife of Czarist official Rathbone. Intending to dissuade Rathbone's brother (Reginald Owen) from a life of debauchery, Garbo is sidetracked by her own fascination with dashing military officer Fredric March. This indiscreet liaison ruins Garbo's marriage and position in 19th century Russian society; she is even prohibited from seeing her own son (Freddie … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Clemence Dane, Salka Viertel, S.N. Behrmann
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On DVD: Sep 6, 2005
Runtime:
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Cast


as Anna Karenina

as Count Vronsky

as Countess Vronsky

as Anna's Maid

as Princess Sorokino

as Mme. Karatasoff
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Critic Reviews for Anna Karenina

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 26, 2001
Chicago Reader
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This lavish, MGM production surely excises some of the important details from Leo Tolstoy's novel, but makes up for it with the luminous presence of Greta Garbo and some gorgeous cinematography.

Full Review… | February 4, 2011
Combustible Celluloid

Garbo, who also starred in the 1927 silent version of the Tolstoy story, is radiant and vulnerable throughout the film, the centre of the emotional storm that engulfs her.

Full Review… | April 5, 2008
Urban Cinefile

Audience Reviews for Anna Karenina

Good in a golden age of Hollywood kind of way.

aliceinpunderland
Alice Shen

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Has the customary MGM sheen and Garbo is good as always but still heavy going.

jjnxn
jay nixon

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Is it possible for a film to be well-made, but is as boring as humanly possible? I really don't think Anna Karenina was meant to be translated onto the silver screen. Halfway into it I was already bored to tears and I wished she would just freaking kill herself already.

jennifxu
Jennifer Xu

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