Anna Karenina (1915 film)

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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina1915scene newspaper.jpg
Anna Karenina newspaper ad (1915)
Directed by J. Gordon Edwards
Produced by William Fox
Written by Clara Beranger
Based on Anna Karenina 
by Leo Tolstoy
Starring Betty Nansen
Edward José
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
  • April 1, 1915 (1915-04-01)
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Anna Karenina is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by J. Gordon Edwards and starring Betty Nansen. It was the first American adaptation of the novel by Leo Tolstoy. The film is considered to be lost.[1][2]


Anna Karenina is a married aristocrat and socialite living in Saint Petersburg. She is living a torrid romance with a wealthy and young count, he loves her and is willing to marry her once she leave her husband.

However, Russian's society rejection makes her feel isolated, possessive and even paranoid due to her infidelity's suspicions which will lead eventually to her suicide.


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  1. ^ "Silent Era: Anna Karenina". silentera. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Anna Karenina". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 

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