|Leo Tolstoy's definitive nineteenth century romantic tragedy comes to life onscreen with deft direction by Julien Duvivier and a haunting performance by Vivien Leigh in the title role.|
Beautiful Anna Karenina is comfortably married to a distinguished Czarist statesman (Ralph Richardson) until she meets a dashing young soldier and nobleman (Kieron Moore). When she runs off with the officer, she is ostracized by society, denied a divorce by her husband and forbidden to see her son. The hopelessness of the situation, compounded by her lover's lack of understanding about her disgrace, prompts the tragic heroine to believe life is no longer worth living in one of the cinema's most spellbinding tragic tales.
"Leigh dominates the picture, as she rightly should with her beauty, charm and skill. Variety
Editor's NoteVivien Leigh stars as Anna Karenina, a woman who leaves her socialite husband behind for a more exciting military officer. In search of a meaningful relationship as well as an exciting and more adventurous life, Anna goes through a string of emotions when she becomes the third party of a strenuous love triangle. From depression to happiness to near emotional destruction, she must learn to deal with the elements that surround her tragic existence.
Cast & Crew
|Alexander Korda - Producer|
|Andrej Andrejew - Art Director|
|Constant Lambert - Original Music By|
|Henri Alekan - Cinematographer|
|Herbert Mason - Producer|
|Jean Anouilh, et. al. - Screenplay|
|Julien Duvivier - Director|
|Leo Tolstoy - Based On Novel By|
|Russell Lloyd - Editor|