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Other films based on this novel include Love , made in 1928 by M-G-M, starring Greta Garbo (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.3208), Anna Karenina , made in 1935 by M-G-M, also starring Greta Garbo, and a 1948 British film of the same title directed by Julien Duvivier featuring Vivien Leigh in the title ... More Less

Other films based on this novel include Love , made in 1928 by M-G-M, starring Greta Garbo (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.3208), Anna Karenina , made in 1935 by M-G-M, also starring Greta Garbo, and a 1948 British film of the same title directed by Julien Duvivier featuring Vivien Leigh in the title role. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
3 Apr 15
pp. 548-49.
MPN
10 Apr 15
p. 65.
NYDM
12 May 15
p. 34.
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PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Anna Karénina by Leo Tolstoy (Moscow, 1876).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
April 1915
Copyright Claimants:
William Fox William Fox
Copyright Dates:
12 April 1915 5 April 1915
Copyright Numbers:
LU4994 LP5114
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The young and beautiful Anna becomes the wife of Russian diplomat Baron Alexis Karenin, and they live happily for a time until she gives birth to their child. As Alexis' attention centers increasingly on his work, Anna finds comfort in caring for her child. Yielding to the pleas of handsome cavalry officer Prince Vronsky, Anna becomes his mistress and finds with him the love which has been missing from her marriage. Alexis confirms his suspicions about the affair when he provokes her grief by telling her that Vronsky died, when he was only injured, and expels her from his home. Denied even a visit with her child and shunned by her friends, Anna seeks comfort with her lover, but Vronsky soon tires of the affair and takes up with a younger woman. The baron, trained in diplomacy, suppresses his suffering and refuses Anna's plea for forgiveness. In despair, Anna throws herself in front of a moving train, and her body is brought to Alexis' house, where he is finally able to express his ... +


The young and beautiful Anna becomes the wife of Russian diplomat Baron Alexis Karenin, and they live happily for a time until she gives birth to their child. As Alexis' attention centers increasingly on his work, Anna finds comfort in caring for her child. Yielding to the pleas of handsome cavalry officer Prince Vronsky, Anna becomes his mistress and finds with him the love which has been missing from her marriage. Alexis confirms his suspicions about the affair when he provokes her grief by telling her that Vronsky died, when he was only injured, and expels her from his home. Denied even a visit with her child and shunned by her friends, Anna seeks comfort with her lover, but Vronsky soon tires of the affair and takes up with a younger woman. The baron, trained in diplomacy, suppresses his suffering and refuses Anna's plea for forgiveness. In despair, Anna throws herself in front of a moving train, and her body is brought to Alexis' house, where he is finally able to express his sorrow. +

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Society


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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