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Love (1927)

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

Directors:

Edmund Goulding, John Gilbert (uncredited)

Writers:

Leo Tolstoy (from the novel "Anna Karenina") (as Lyof N. Tolstoi), Frances Marion (continuity by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Gilbert ... Vronsky
Greta Garbo ... Anna Karenina
George Fawcett ... Grand Duke
Emily Fitzroy ... Grand Duchess
Brandon Hurst ... Karenin
Philippe De Lacy ... 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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Taglines:

A surging romance suggested by Tolstoi's immortal novel, "Anna Karenina." See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

2 January 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anna Karenina See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$488,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$946,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$731,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1994 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At the Easter party the blond wig on the lady that Count Vronski is talking to is not on very well. You can see her black hair at the bottom of it. See more »

Quotes

Vronsky: I'd give a thousand rubles for a drink!
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Alternate Versions

This is the version currently being shown on Turner Classic Movies every once in a while. See more »

Connections

Version of Ana Karenina (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Varför ser jag tårar i dina ögon
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Music by Georg Enders
Lyrics by Nils Perne and Georg Eliasson
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Not as good as other Garbo-Gilbert films
29 July 2001 | by nickandrewSee 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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