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Love (1927)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 2 January 1928 (USA)
A married woman compromises her social standing and family life when she falls for a young officer.

Directors:

Edmund Goulding, John Gilbert (uncredited)

Writers:

Leo Tolstoy (from the novel "Anna Karenina") (as Lyof N. Tolstoi), Frances Marion (continuity by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Gilbert ... Vronsky
Greta Garbo ... Anna Karenina
George Fawcett ... Grand Duke
Emily Fitzroy ... Grand Duchess
Brandon Hurst ... Karenin
Philippe De Lacy ... Serezha - Anna's Child (as Philippe de Lacy)
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Storyline

In Czarist Russia, Anna Karenina falls in love with the dashing military officer Count Vronsky and abandons her husband and child to become Vronsky's mistress. Tragedy ensues when Vronsky chooses his military career over Anna. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Present the Stars of "FLESH and the DEVIL" GRETA GARBO AND JOHN GILBERT IN "LOVE" (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

2 January 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love See more »

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Budget:

$488,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1994 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Those involved in the film remembered John Gilbert as having been the primary director on this film. Greta Garbo would refuse to continue filming unless he approved a scene. Only Edmund Goulding is credited as director in the final version. See more »

Goofs

As Vronski and the Army ride down the dirt road, pepper trees can be seen. There are no pepper trees in Russia. See more »

Quotes

Cavalryman: Alexei... no woman is worth it... !
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Alternate Versions

In 1994, the Turner Entertainment Company copyrighted a version in which both of the celebrated endings are shown. See more »

Connections

Version of Anna Karenina (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Varför ser jag tårar i dina ögon
(uncredited)
Music by Georg Enders
Lyrics by Nils Perne and Georg Eliasson
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Great old movie with an unusual soundtrack setting
19 December 2000 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

The soundtrack is a live orchestral performance from UCLA and there is some inappropriate laughter during the love scenes, but despite this, I found the live audience to be good company, and a pleasing added dimension to the film. I despise canned laughter, but this was very different, and added life to a silent movie. The enthusiastic applause at the final scene was lovely and moving. Even better would be this kind of audial environment added to a silent comedy or adventure picture (e.g. a Keaton film, or the Fairbanks Thief of Baghdad).


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