Anna Karenina Overview:

Anna Karenina (1935) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Clarence Brown and produced by David O. Selznick.


Could there be a better interpreter of Leo Tolstoy's ill-fated heroine - one of the most-remade film stories - than Garbo? The pains of doomed love seemed oddly suited to that stoney Nordic visage. March and Rathbone are also fine, and Garbo had plenty of preparation for the role, having starred in the silent version (Love) with John Gilbert.

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Anna Karenina (1967)

By Beatrice on Nov 9, 2019 From Flickers in Time

Anna Karenina Directed by Aleksandr Zarkhi Written by Vasily Katanyan and Aleksandr Zarkhi from the novel by Leo Tolstoy 1967/USSR Mosfilm First viewing/Netflix rental My favorite novel gets an epic, but lackluster, treatment from Mosfilm. Anna Karenina (Tatyana Samoylova, “The Cranes Are Fl... Read full article

Anna Karenina (1948)

By Amanda Garrett on Nov 5, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about the 1948 version of Anna Karenina, starring Viven Leigh as Leo Tolstoy's tragic heroine. This article is part of The Second Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier Blogathon hosted by Wolffian Classics Movies Digest. There are dozens of screen versions of Leo Tolstoy's epic ... Read full article

Anna Karenina (1948)

By Beatrice on Apr 15, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Anna Karenina Directed by Julien Duvivier Written by Jean Anouilh, Guy Morgan, and Julien Duvivier UK/1948 London Film Productions First viewing/Hulu Plus This is an adaptation of one of my favorite novels. ?Inevitably, a 110-minute movie cannot do justice to Tolstoy’s 800-page book. Anna... Read full article


By Crystal Kalyana on Oct 31, 2014 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

“Anna Karenina” 1935. Seeing as October is about to conclude, I’m up to my last review for this month to be featured on Monty and Desiree’s website. The good news is that I have been made permanent, so I’ll be back with more reviews in the following months. Today I̵... Read full article

Anna Karenina Podcast with “Russian Expert” Drew Hamilton

By Anne Marie on Dec 10, 2012 From We Recycle Movies

Hey Recyclers! Tonight my good friend Drew Hamilton and I poured ourselves a couple of vodkas and sat down to talk about all things Anna Karenina: the original Tolstoy novel, the 1927 silent, the 1935 Greta Garbo version, the 1948 Vivien Leigh version, and the just-released 2012 version starring Ke... Read full article

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In a separately filmed trailer sequence, Freddie Bartholomew talks to the audience and tells them about the picture.
Greta Garbo initially formed a very close relationship with Freddie Bartholomew until the 11-year-old asked her for an autograph for his uncle one day. After that their relationship was strictly professional. For the rest of his life he was dismayed at suddenly losing her friendship.
Aware that her co-star Fredric March was notorious for seducing his leading ladies, Greta Garbo reportedly wore garlic under her clothes and purposely had bad breath in order to stave off his advances.
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