Anna Karenina (1985 film)

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Anna Karenina
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Genre Drama
Based on Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy
Written by James Goldman
Leo Tolstoy
Directed by Simon Langton
Starring Jacqueline Bisset
Christopher Reeve
Paul Scofield
Ian Ogilvy
Music by Patrick Gowers
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Doreen Bergesen
Producer(s) Simon Langton
Cinematography Kevin Pike
Editor(s) Barry Peters
Running time 150 minutes
Production company(s) Colgems Productions
Restar Television
Distributor CBS
Original network CBS
Original release March 26, 1985 (1985-03-26)

Anna Karenina is a 1985 American made-for-television romantic drama film version of the famous Leo Tolstoy novel Anna Karenina starring Jacqueline Bisset and Christopher Reeve and broadcast on CBS on March 26, 1985.


Tragic Anna Karenina (Russian: «Анна Каренина»; Russian pronunciation: [ˈanːə kɐˈrʲenʲɪnə])[1] leaves her cold husband for the dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia. The unfortunate series of events leave her hopelessly depressed.


This 1985 TV movie version starred:

Production notes[edit]

Actor Christopher Reeve, according to his autobiography "Still Me", claimed that while making this movie he learned how to ride a horse, then fell in love with them, which eventually led to his tragic riding accident, 10 years later, falling from a horse and being paralyzed in 1995.[2]


  1. ^ Nabokov, Vladimir (1980). Lectures on Russian Literature. New York: Harvest. p. 137 (note). ISBN 0-15-649591-0. 
  2. ^ Anna Karenina on IMDb

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