A remake of the John Gilbert-Greta Garbo silent movie LOVE, this often splendid, moody Garbo vehicle under Clarence Brown's direction tells the tragic Tolstoy tale with great sensitivity. As the immortal Anna of 19th-century St. Petersburg, Garbo plays the pampered wife of Karenin
(Rathbone, in fine form), a rich but icy government official. After pleading with her straying married brother (Owen) not to jeopardize his marriage, she ironically meets and falls in love the dashing Captain Vronsky (March). When she asks her husband for a divorce, she is told that if she makes
such an unheard-of move, she will be deprived of her son (Bartholomew). Remorseful but consume...