Alexander Korda's screen adaptation of Tolstoy's novel starring Vivien Leigh. Anna Karenina (Leigh) is asked to come to Moscow to help sort out her brother's marital problems. On the train from St. Petersburg she befriends the Countess Vronsky who is met at the station by her son Colonel Vronsky. Anna immediately falls for him and, after the two keep meeting at various parties, they start an affair - despite Anna being married with a son. Tolstoy's novel has been adapted for both cinema and television several times from the first in 1935, starring Greta Garbo, through to the television version in 2000.