The Brothers Karamazov (1958 film)
|The Brothers Karamazov|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Richard Brooks|
|Produced by||Pandro S. Berman|
|Written by||based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel,
screenplay by Julius J. Epstein
Philip G. Epstein
|Music by||Bronislau Kaper|
|Editing by||John D. Dunning|
|Running time||145 minutes|
The Brothers Karamazov is a 1958 film made by MGM, based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel of the same name. It was directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Pandro S. Berman. The screenplay was by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Richard Brooks. It was entered into the 1958 Cannes Film Festival. The story follows Fyodor, the patriarch of the Karamazov family and his sons. When he tries to decide an heir, the tensions between the Brothers of the film run high, leading to infighting and murder. The three brothers are played by Yul Brynner, Richard Basehart, and William Shatner in his film debut. Albert Salmi turned down an Oscar nomination for his acting role in the film.
- Yul Brynner as Dmitri Karamazov
- Maria Schell as Grushenka
- Claire Bloom as Katya
- Lee J. Cobb as Fyodor Karamazov
- Albert Salmi as Smerdyakov
- William Shatner as Alexey Karamazov
- Richard Basehart as Ivan Karamazov
According to MGM records the film made $2,390,000 in the US and Canada and $3,050,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $441,000.
Awards and nominations
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- "Festival de Cannes: The Brothers Karamazov". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
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