Cinema: The New Pictures: Sep. 9, 1935

Anna Karenina (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) is the third cinema version of Count Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece. The first was an ambitious little prodigy by Fox in 1915. The second, called Love and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1927, was distinguished by an exhibit of passionate eye-rolling unmatched by anything in his later career on the part of John Gilbert. For these features, the current edition substitutes a thoroughly sane characterization of the hero by Fredric March and a decent, if not altogether unwavering, respect for the intentions of its...

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