Anna Karenina (1985 film)

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Anna Karenina
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Based onAnna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy
Written byJames Goldman
Directed bySimon Langton
StarringJacqueline Bisset
Christopher Reeve
Paul Scofield
Ian Ogilvy
Music byPatrick Gowers
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Doreen Bergesen
Producer(s)Simon Langton
Production location(s)Hungary
CinematographyKelvin Pike
Editor(s)Barry Peters
Running time150 minutes
Production company(s)Colgems Productions
Restar Television
DistributorColumbia Pictures Television
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseMarch 26, 1985 (1985-03-26)

Anna Karenina is a 1985 American made-for-television romantic drama film based on the famous Leo Tolstoy novel Anna Karenina starring Jacqueline Bisset and Christopher Reeve and directed by Simon Langton. The film was 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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