Anna Karenina (1935)
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as Count Vronsky
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as Princess Sorokino
as Mme. Karatasoff
Critic Reviews for Anna Karenina
With such a brief running time, it's difficult to create a convincing union - both during the moments of bliss and quarreling, which are equally rushed.
If you still doubt either Hollywood's ability to deal with a masterpiece or Greta Garbo's greatness as an artist, this is the picture to see.
There seems more of anguish and more of sombre depth in this version than there was in the old silent film (with Garbo and John Gilbert). Garbo acts with a dignity and a bitter passion.
It is Greta Garbo's personality which "makes" this film, which fills the mould of the neat respectful adaptation with some sense of the greatness in the novel.
Audience Reviews for Anna Karenina
Good in a golden age of Hollywood kind of way.
Has the customary MGM sheen and Garbo is good as always but still heavy going.
Is it possible for a film to be well-made, but is as boring as humanly possible? I really don't think Anna Karenina was meant to be translated onto the silver screen. Halfway into it I was already bored to tears and I wished she would just freaking kill herself already.
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