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Anna Karenina (1935)

Anna Karenina




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In this filmization of Leo Tolstoy's novel, Greta Garbo plays the sheltered wife of Czarist official Rathbone. Intending to dissuade Rathbone's brother from a life of debauchery, Garbo is sidetracked by her own fascination with a dashing military officer. However, this indiscreet liaison ruins Garbo's position in 19th-century Russian society.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Clemence Dane, Salka Viertel, S.N. Behrmann
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 6, 2005


Greta Garbo
as Anna Karenina
Fredric March
as Count Vronsky
May Robson
as Countess Vronsky
Ella Ethridge
as Anna's Maid
Mary Forbes
as Princess Sorokino
Ethel Griffies
as Mme. Karatasoff
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Critic Reviews for Anna Karenina

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 26, 2001
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

On the whole, Anna Karenina is a picture of merit. It is decorative, well-meaning, and full of neat encounters, and it certainly presents a Garbo in the high summer of her maturity, richer and more mellow than she has ever been before.

Full Review… | October 30, 2015
Observer (UK)

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

Audience Reviews for Anna Karenina

Good in a golden age of Hollywood kind of way.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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