Anna Karenina (1948 film)

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Anna Karenina is a 1948 British film based on the 1877 novel of the same title by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy.

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Anna Karenina
Theatrical release poster (France)
Directed byJulien Duvivier
Written byJulien Duvivier
Jean Anouilh
Guy Morgan
Based onAnna Karenina
1878 novel
by Leo Tolstoy
Produced byAlexander Korda
Herbert Mason
StarringVivien Leigh
Ralph Richardson
Kieron Moore
Sally Ann Howes
Martita Hunt
CinematographyHenri Alekan
Edited byRussell Lloyd
Music byConstant Lambert
Distributed byBritish Lion Films & London Films (United Kingdom)
20th Century Fox (United States)
Release dates
  • 22 January 1948 (1948-01-22) (London premiere)
  • 27 April 1948 (1948-04-27) (New York City premiere)
  • 27 September 1948 (1948-09-27) (United Kingdom)
Running time
139 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget£700,000[1][2] or £553,000[3][4]
Box office£149,414 (UK)[5] or £159,000[3]

The film was directed by Julien Duvivier, and starred Vivien Leigh in the title role. It was produced by Alexander Korda (with Herbert Mason as associate producer) for his company, London Films, and distributed in the United States by 20th Century Fox. The screenplay was by Jean Anouilh, Julien Duvivier and Guy Morgan, music by Constant Lambert, decors by André Andrejew and deep focus cinematography by Henri Alekan.