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Love (1927)

A married woman compromises her social standing and family life when she falls for a young officer.

Directors:

Edmund Goulding, John Gilbert (uncredited)

Writers:

Leo Tolstoy (from the novel "Anna Karenina") (as Lyof N. Tolstoi), Frances Marion (continuity by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Gilbert ... Vronsky
Greta Garbo ... Anna Karenina
George Fawcett ... Grand Duke
Emily Fitzroy ... Grand Duchess
Brandon Hurst ... Karenin
Philippe De Lacy ... Serezha - Anna's Child (as Philippe de Lacy)
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Storyline

In Czarist Russia, Anna Karenina falls in love with the dashing military officer Count Vronsky and abandons her husband and child to become Vronsky's mistress. Tragedy ensues when Vronsky chooses his military career over Anna. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

The drama of a love which knew no bounds of reason. Mother Love! Passionate Love! Illicit Love! And a love defiant of suffering and disaster. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

2 January 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anna Karenina See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$488,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$946,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$731,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1994 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally filmed with Dimitri Buchowetzki as director, Merritt B. Gerstad at camera, and Ricardo Cortez playing opposite Garbo. Producer Irving Thalberg was not satisfied with the completed film, so he disposed of it, and attempted reshoots with Norman Kerry. Even with a new director, Edmund Goulding, Thalberg still disliked the new footage. So Kerry was replaced with John Gilbert, replaced Gerstad with his favorite cameraman, William H. Daniels. Finally, Thalberg was satisfied. See more »

Goofs

At the Easter party the blond wig on the lady that Count Vronski is talking to is not on very well. You can see her black hair at the bottom of it. See more »

Quotes

Opening Title Card:
  • IMPERIAL RUSSIA - The St. Petersburg road from Gatchina - a road often traveled by the gay young officers of the Czar...

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Alternate Versions

This is the version currently being shown on Turner Classic Movies every once in a while. See more »

Connections

Version of Anna Karenina (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Varför ser jag tårar i dina ögon
(uncredited)
Music by Georg Enders
Lyrics by Nils Perne and Georg Eliasson
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Great old movie with an unusual soundtrack setting
19 December 2000 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

The soundtrack is a live orchestral performance from UCLA and there is some inappropriate laughter during the love scenes, but despite this, I found the live audience to be good company, and a pleasing added dimension to the film. I despise canned laughter, but this was very different, and added life to a silent movie. The enthusiastic applause at the final scene was lovely and moving. Even better would be this kind of audial environment added to a silent comedy or adventure picture (e.g. a Keaton film, or the Fairbanks Thief of Baghdad).


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