Anna Karenina (1977)

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Nicola Pagett ...
 Anna Karenina (10 episodes, 1977)
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 Vronsky (10 episodes, 1977)
Eric Porter ...
 Karenin (9 episodes, 1977)
Robert Swann ...
 Levin (9 episodes, 1977)
Davyd Harries ...
 Stiva (9 episodes, 1977)
Caroline Langrishe ...
 Kitty (9 episodes, 1977)
Carole Nimmons ...
 Dolly (8 episodes, 1977)
Marilyn Le Conte ...
 Annushka (8 episodes, 1977)
Paul Spurrier ...
 Seriozha (8 episodes, 1977)
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 Princess Betsy (7 episodes, 1977)
Patricia Lawrence ...
 Princess Shcherbatsky (6 episodes, 1977)
Geoffrey Toone ...
 Prince Shcherbatsky (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Petritsky (6 episodes, 1977)
Margot Van der Burgh ...
 Lydia (5 episodes, 1977)
April Walker ...
 Paula (5 episodes, 1977)
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A stirring and authentic adaptation
26 December 2002 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that I saw this series only once (in 1978), and my memory of it has faded somewhat. Nevertheless, I still vividly recall its vibrant reproduction of Tolstoy's masterpiece, its authentic characterizations, and its remarkable set pieces, especially given the fact that this was a television production.

Standouts include Nicola Pagett's complicated portrayal of Anna, and Robert Swann as the ambivalent Levin. The intoxicating scene of Levin and his peasants bringing in the harvest, and Anna's tragic demise are worth viewing again.

Hope the powers that be resurrect this one in the near future!


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