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Director:
Writers:
Leo Tolstoy (from the novel by)
Clemence Dane (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
25 December 1935 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
The married Anna Karenina falls in love with Count Vronsky despite her husband's refusal to grant a divorce, and both must contend with the social repercussions. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Finally, I've seen all of Garbo's films See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Greta Garbo ... Anna Karenina

Fredric March ... Vronsky
Freddie Bartholomew ... Sergei

Maureen O'Sullivan ... Kitty

May Robson ... Countess Vronsky

Basil Rathbone ... Karenin

Reginald Owen ... Stiva
Phoebe Foster ... Dolly

Reginald Denny ... Yashvin
Gyles Isham ... Levin

Joan Marsh ... Lili

Ethel Griffies ... Mme. Kartasoff
Harry Beresford ... Matve
Sarah Padden ... Governess
Cora Sue Collins ... Tania
Mary Forbes ... Princess Sorokina
Joseph R. Tozer ... Butler (as Joe E. Tozer)
Guy D'Ennery ... Tutor
Buster Phelps ... Grisha
Sidney Bracey ... Vronsky's Valet (as Sidney Bracy)
Harry Allen ... Cord
Ella Ethridge ... Anna's Maid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Andrews ... Husband - Third Couple (uncredited)

Mischa Auer ... Mahotin (uncredited)

Betty Blythe ... Woman (uncredited)
Eugene Burr ... Party Guest (uncredited)
André Cheron ... Attaché (uncredited)
Ruth Cherrington ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Davison Clark ... Station Master (uncredited)
Claudia Coleman ... Wife - Third Couple (uncredited)

Constance Collier ... Countess Lidia (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Officer at Banquet (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Waiter (uncredited)
Carrie Daumery ... Sick Woman (uncredited)
Carlos De Valdez ... Butler (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards ... Wife - Second Couple (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Sam Flint ... Husband - Second Couple (uncredited)
Helen Freeman ... Barbara (uncredited)
Otto Fries ... Officer at Banquet (uncredited)
Mahlon Hamilton ... Colonel (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Officer at Banquet (uncredited)
Keith Hitchcock ... Mr. Kartasoff (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Butler (uncredited)
Isabelle Keith ... Wife - First Couple (uncredited)
Andrea Leeds ... Girl in Bar (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... Officer at Banquet (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
Henry Mowbray ... Husband - First Couple (uncredited)
Joseph North ... Doorman (uncredited)
Barry Norton ... Kitty's Suitor (uncredited)
Wedgwood Nowell ... Officer at Banquet (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe ... Best Man (uncredited)
William Orlamond ... Train Inspector (uncredited)
Barbara Pepper ... Party Girl (uncredited)
Edward Reinach ... Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
Georges Renavent ... Attaché (uncredited)
Pepi Sinoff ... Fat Woman (uncredited)
Leonid Snegoff ... Major-domo (uncredited)
Stephen Soldi ... Man at Train Station (uncredited)
Pat Somerset ... Officer at Banquet (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Officer at Banquet (uncredited)
Dickie Walters ... Child (uncredited)
Robert Warwick ... Colonel (uncredited)
Helen Wood ... Princess Lvov (uncredited)
William Worthington ... Opera Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Clarence Brown 
 
Writing credits
Leo Tolstoy (from the novel by) (as Count Leo Tolstoy)

Clemence Dane (screen play) and
Salka Viertel (screen play)

S.N. Behrman (dialogue adaptation)

Produced by
David O. Selznick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Herbert Stothart 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels (photographed by) (as William Daniels)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Kern (film editor) (as Robert J. Kern)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Dorian .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Fredric Hope .... associate art director
Edwin B. Willis .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Grimes .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Wayne Allen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Chester Hale .... mazurka stager
Andrei Tolstoy .... consultant (as Count Andrey Tolstoy)
Margarete Wallmann .... ballet stager
Howard Dietz .... press agent (uncredited)
Erich von Stroheim .... technical advisor: military sequence (uncredited)
William H. Wright .... production assistant: David O. Selznick (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
95 min | West Germany:89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | New Zealand:PG | Sweden:15 | Sweden:11 (re-release) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (re-rating) (1990) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1015) | West Germany:12 (f)
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Trivia:
In a separately filmed trailer sequence, Freddie Bartholomew talks to the audience and tells them about the picture.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Shadows of equipment are visible in the scene where Karenin confronts Anna.See more »
Quotes:
Anna Karenina:You should've married Kitty. You would've been much happier with her.
Vronsky:Anna, you brood to much. You spin fairy tales.
Anna Karenina:I face the truth.
Vronsky:What truth?
Anna Karenina:That one day I shall find myself... *ALONE*.
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Soundtrack:
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Finally, I've seen all of Garbo's films, 18 June 2009
Author: Michael Fargo from San Francisco

I'm over sixty, and it took that long to get access to seeing all of Garbo's films. This begins quite well, but quickly devolves into an attempt at "epic" film-making, and we lose the intimacy Anna gains with Vronsky which she didn't find with her husband, although her cold, stifled marriage is successfully conveyed with a terrific Basil Rathbone as Karenin.

In the previous silent version that Garbo sizzled with John Gilbert (in the role of Vronsky) in the 1927 "Love," more attention is given to the lovemaking. This 1935 version is well directed by Clarence Brown, but transitional scenes feel truncated at the expense of large set pieces (a ball, the opera, etc.).

Garbo remains imposing however, not only as a physical presence, but also as a woman whose choices will never make her happy. I found myself watching her hands as much as that gorgeous face.

Vronsky is given short shrift here. Neither his revelry which attracts a stifled Anna, nor his restlessness are ever developed. He's here and gone and she's under the tracks before we have much time to care one way or the other. The final scene with a mourning Count makes no impression (on us the audience or seemingly Frederick March the actor).

As a relic of David O. Selznick's famous lavish detailed productions, it's memorable.

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