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thumbnail Anna Karenina (1935, USA)

Drama, Event, Romance , trackback

Director: Clarence Brown
Starring: Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan, May Robson
Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 95 mins
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Summary: Anna Karenina, dutiful wife and doting mother, knows contentment but not passion. That changes when she meets ardent Count Vronsky. For him, she throws away marriage, family, social position and fi nally her life. Leo Tolstoy’s novel receives sumptuous treatment in David O. Selznick’s production. The cast including Fredric March (as Vronsky), Basil Rathbone, Maureen O’Sullivan and Freddie Bartholomew is stellar under the direction of Clarence Brown. But the soul of the fi lm is Greta Garbo in a nuanced performance that won the New York Film Critics Best Actress Award. At the height of her art, Garbo is unforgettable as a woman helpless in love’s thrall and heartbroken at the loss of her son. Her final scene will haunt you.

Winner of the Best Foreign Film at the Venice Film Festival, 1935

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