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Anna Karenina (1935)

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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.

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Cast

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 (9)

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.

October 30, 2015 | Full Review…
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.

February 4, 2011 | Full Review…
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.

April 5, 2008 | Full Review…
Urban Cinefile

In her 23rd film, Garbo's luminous performance, as the audlterous protag of Tolstoy's novel, is way above the mediocre level of the narrative and direction; the film is a remake of Love, in which Garbo starred opposite her then lover John Gilbert.

September 22, 2007 | Rating: B | Full Review…
EmanuelLevy.Com

Given the full glossy MGM treatment.

March 8, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Garbo speaks again in one of her best.

November 1, 2004 | Rating: 4/5
Kansas City Kansan

Audience Reviews for Anna Karenina

Good in a golden age of Hollywood kind of way.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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

jay nixon
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
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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