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Love (1927)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  2 January 1928 (USA)
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A married woman compromises her social standing and family life when she falls for a young officer.

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(from the novel "Anna Karenina") (as Lyof N. Tolstoi) , (continuity by), 3 more credits »
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Serezha - Anna's Child (as Philippe de Lacy)
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Storyline

In Czarist Russia, Anna Karenina falls in love with the dashing military officer Count Vronsky and abandons her husband and child to become Vronsky's mistress. Tragedy ensues when Vronsky chooses his military career over Anna. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Present the Stars of "FLESH and the DEVIL" GRETA GARBO AND JOHN GILBERT IN "LOVE" (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

2 January 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anna Karenina  »

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Budget:

$488,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(1994 alternate)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Despite the common belief that the happy ending was made for American audiences and the tragic ending was for others, The New York Times review (for the Embassy Theater premiere of the movie in New York on 29 November 1927) reports that the film had the tragic ending. The AFI Catalog reports the tragic ending for the movie in its summary and lists the alternate happy ending in a note. See more »

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Version of Anna Karenina (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

That Melody of Love
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Howard Dietz
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Not as good as other Garbo-Gilbert films
29 July 2001 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

Slow-moving, silent version of Tolstoy's classic Anna Karenina, stars Garbo as a married socialite who has an affair with soldier Gilbert. This followed shortly after the duo made Flesh and the Devil, but it is not a worthy follow-up. There are two endings-one happy and one sad. Remade by Garbo in 1935. Only merits 2 stars in my book.


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