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Anna Karenina

After falling in love with Alexei Vronsky, an adventurous Russian army officer, Anna (Vivien Leigh) scandalizes Moscow by leaving her cuckolded bureaucrat husband (Ralph Richardson) and their child to carry on the affair. But when her forbidden lover's ardour cools, she finds herself outcast by an unforgiving society. When her husband refuses to give her a divorce, Anna in one of the most tragic endings in film history - must make a desperate decision about her love-lorn life. This handsome adaptation of the epic Tolstoy novel was produced in England by Alexander Korda, co-written by leading French playwright Jean Anouilh, and includes powerful performances from some of the biggest stars of the era.

Year: 1948
Genre: Drama, Classic Drama, Based on..., Classic Cinema
Country: UK
Director: Julien Duvivier
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Sally Ann Howes, Martita Hunt
Duration: 134 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains low level violence.
6.7/10
Location in store: Classic Drama

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