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Anna Karenina 

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Anna Karenina is the young wife of an older husband. She has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky. By following her desires, Anna complicates her life.
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Complete series cast summary:
Nicola Pagett ...  Anna Karenina 10 episodes, 1977
Stuart Wilson ...  Vronsky 10 episodes, 1977
Eric Porter ...  Karenin 9 episodes, 1977
Robert Swann Robert Swann ...  Levin 9 episodes, 1977
Davyd Harries ...  Stiva 9 episodes, 1977
Caroline Langrishe ...  Kitty 9 episodes, 1977
Carole Nimmons Carole Nimmons ...  Dolly 8 episodes, 1977
Marilyn Le Conte ...  Annushka 8 episodes, 1977
Paul Spurrier ...  Seriozha 8 episodes, 1977
Sheila Gish ...  Princess Betsy 7 episodes, 1977
Patricia Lawrence Patricia Lawrence ...  Princess Shcherbatsky 6 episodes, 1977
Geoffrey Toone ...  Prince Shcherbatsky 6 episodes, 1977
David Gwillim ...  Petritsky 6 episodes, 1977
Margot Van der Burgh Margot Van der Burgh ...  Lydia 5 episodes, 1977
April Walker April Walker ...  Paula 5 episodes, 1977
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Anna Karenina is the young wife of an older husband. She has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky. By following her desires, Anna complicates her life.

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UK

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English

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5 February 1978 (USA) See more »

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Ana Karenina See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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An excellent dramatization
7 January 2010 | by didi-5See all my reviews

This version of 'Anna Karenina' by Tolstoy presents the story in ten parts of around 50 minutes each. Starring Nicola Pagett, best known as Elizabeth Bellamy in 'Upstairs, Downstairs', as Anna; with Stuart Wilson as Vronsky and Eric Porter as Karenin.

This is a leisurely version, with time to develop the minor characters and subplots, while keeping true to the book in the story of Anna's affair with Count Vronsky, and its tragic conclusion. It starts with the infidelity of her brother and in doing so, shows the difference between men and women where divorce and adultery are concerned.

As Anna, Pagett is excellent, veering from thoughtless frivolity to total despair; while Eric Porter is perfect as Karenin, strong, tormented, and complicated. Stuart Wilson is charming as Vronsky, looks the part and is an appealing character. In support the rest of the cast are excellent too, especially Sheila Gish as Betsy and Mary Morris as Countess Vronsky.

This mini series is well worth your time and doesn't have a dated feel at all - the space given to the story means this version has more weight than those with Garbo or Vivien Leigh.


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