Anna Karenina (1935)

CLARENCE BROWN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Clemence Dane, , dialogue adaptation by , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Greta Garbo and Fredric March in Anna Karenina

Strongest film version of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, starring the magnificent .  As the title character, Garbo threatens to ruin her entire social existence when she spurns her husband for the love of a soldier. Being Russian, tragedy awaits her, and beautifully costumed and photographed tragedy at that. Remade with Vivien Leigh in 1948 and Sophie Marceau in 1997.

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