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    Anna Karenina (MGM, 1935). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). This was the second time that Leo Tolstoy's novel had been brought to the silver screen and this version is usually regarded as the better. The great Greta Garbo reprised her role (she played the same character opposite John Gilbert in the 1927 silent feature, "Love") as the sheltered wife of a Czarist official. A tremendous supporting cast included: Fredric March a dashing military officer and Anna's lover, Basil Rathbone as her cruel husband, and Freddie Bartholomew as her adoring son. Director Clarence Brown had the daunting task of condensing 900 pages of complicated characterizations, dialogue, and plot twists into a mere 95 minutes on the silver screen. Brown had become Garbo's favorite director, working with her on several of her finest productions such as "Flesh and the Devil" (1927), "A Woman of Affairs" (1928), and the actress' first talkie, "Anna Christie" (1930). This film is arguably the finest accomplishment that teamed the talented star and director. There is a small corner chip and light toning to the borders, otherwise the poster is in tremendous condition. Rolled, Very Fine+.

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