Anna Karenina (1915 film)

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Anna Karenina
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Anna Karenina newspaper ad (1915)
Directed byJ. Gordon Edwards
Produced byWilliam Fox
Written byClara Beranger
Based onAnna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy
StarringBetty Nansen
Edward José
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • April 1, 1915 (1915-04-01)
CountryUnited States
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][3] Some scenes were shot on location at a ski resort near Montreal.


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.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Silent Era: Anna Karenina". silentera. Retrieved June 27, 2008.
  2. ^ "Anna Karenina". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Anna Karenina at; Lost Films Wanted(Wayback Machine)


  • Krefft, Vanda. The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox. HarperCollins, 2017.

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