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The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | 26 February 1958 (Japan)
Drama based on Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky's homonymous novel about the proud Karamazov family in 1870s Russia.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dmitri Karamazov
... Grushenka
... Katya
... Fyodor Karamazov
... Smerdjakov
... Alexi Karamazov
... Ivan Karamazov
... Mme. Anna Hohlakov
Edgar Stehli ... Grigory
... Ippoli Kirillov
Miko Oscard ... Ilyusha Snegiryov
... Capt. Snegiryov
... Mavrayek
... Capt. Vrublevski (as Frank de Kova)
... Pawnbroker
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Ryevsk, Russia, 1870. Tensions abound in the Karamazov family. Fyodor is a wealthy libertine who holds his purse strings tightly. His four grown sons include Dmitri, the eldest, an elegant officer, always broke and at odds with his father, betrothed to Katya, herself lovely and rich. The other brothers include a sterile aesthete, a factotum who is a bastard, and a monk. Family tensions erupt when Dmitri falls in love with one of his father's mistresses, the coquette Grushenka. Two brothers see Dmitri's jealousy of their father as an opportunity to inherit sooner. Acts of violence lead to the story's conclusion: trials of honor, conscience, forgiveness, and redemption. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Man of Violent Passions...The woman he loved and the woman who betrayed him! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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26 February 1958 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Murderer Dmitri Karamazov  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,727,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,390,000, 31 December 1958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,440,000, 31 December 1958
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(Westrex Recording System)| (Perspecta Sound)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Marlon Brando was considered for the role of Dimitri. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie there is a sign identifying the name of the town where the story takes place, written in Latin script, instead of Cyrillic. See more »

Quotes

Alexi Karamazov: How can anybody spend five thousand rubles at one time?
Dmitri Karamazov: I admit it requires skill,brother.
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Remake of I fratelli Karamazoff (1947) See more »

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Those Fighting Karamazovs
1 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

After watching this film for the first time I can see where Jerome Weideman got the inspiration for the novel that became the basis for the films House Of Strangers and Broken Lance. The Menottis of the first film and the Devereauxs of the second were definitely inspired by The Brothers Karamazov.

The feelings for the father are the only thing that unite these four distinctly different brothers. Lee J. Cobb is a hard drinking, hard wenching, two fisted patriarch who is determined to beat everyone else in the game of debauchery. He's getting good competition from son Yul Brynner and it arouses some jealousy even though Brynner is engaged to a nice girl in Claire Bloom who also has a father giving both of them a run at that game. Things do come to a head when Brynner takes an interest in another woman who Cobb is currently keeping company with. In fact Inger Stevens and Cobb have a complicated scheme to get Brynner under their thumb through his gambling debts so he's forced to marry Bloom and start living respectively.

The other brothers are unique individuals themselves. Richard Basehart is a reporter for a radical newspaper with budding revolutionary thoughts. William Shatner is a pious novice monk, he and Basehart are a study in contrasts. Finally there is Albert Salmi who claims Cobb as his father and who Cobb treats like a doormat. Not that this brutish sadistic thug is worthy of anything. All of the sons suffer from a lack of a strong father figure.

The climax is when Cobb is murdered and Brynner is arrested for the crime. Fyodor Doestoyevsky is not Agatha Christie, people who like murder mysteries will have that solution figured out. But Doestoyevsky was writing this novel as a character study. Each of these brothers represent an extreme in terms of a way of living be it radical politics, religion, debauchery, or even brutish strength. An amalgam character of all of them would be a well adjusted man.

The Brothers Karamazov got one Oscar nomination, Lee J. Cobb for Best Supporting Actor. Papa Karamazov is certainly the kind of role that one cannot possibly overact in and Cobb feasts on enough scenery for three films. He lost the Oscar sweepstakes to another patriarchal portrayal that which Burl Ives did in The Big Country.

After over 50 years The Brothers Karamazov holds up very well, it's a good film and a good introduction to the works of Doestoyevsky. Try and see it back to back to back with House Of Strangers and Broken Lance.


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