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The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

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

Director:

Richard Brooks

Writers:

Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel), Julius J. Epstein (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yul Brynner ... Dmitri Karamazov
Maria Schell ... Grushenka
Claire Bloom ... Katya
Lee J. Cobb ... Fyodor Karamazov
Albert Salmi ... Smerdjakov
William Shatner ... Alexi Karamazov
Richard Basehart ... Ivan Karamazov
Judith Evelyn ... Mme. Anna Hohlakov
Edgar Stehli Edgar Stehli ... Grigory
Harry Townes ... Ippoli Kirillov
Miko Oscard Miko Oscard ... Ilyusha Snegiryov
David Opatoshu ... Capt. Snegiryov
Simon Oakland ... Mavrayek
Frank DeKova ... Capt. Vrublevski (as Frank de Kova)
Jay Adler ... 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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The greatness and glory, the loves and sins of the famed novel. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Carroll Baker was an early choice for the female lead (Grushenka). See more »

Goofs

(at around 38 mins) There's not a cloud in the sky but still it is snowing. 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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Connections

Remake of Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff (1931) See more »

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One of the Truly Great 50's Movies
11 November 2002 | by stanwayne1See all my reviews

If you have not seen this-Please do. It has action,deceit,depravity,murder and all the things you might expect. The cast does a great job and after not having seen it for 44 years, it is STILL a great film.My wife asked me to order the film 10 days ago. I did. We both watched it today.Simply a great movie. Period. Enjoy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Polish | Russian

Release Date:

26 February 1958 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,727,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Avon Productions (II) See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Mono (Perspecta Sound)

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Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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