The Brothers Karamazov (1958 film)

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The Brothers Karamazov
Brothers Karamazov.jpeg
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
Richard Brooks
Starring Yul Brynner
Maria Schell
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Cinematography John Alton
Edited by John D. Dunning
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • 1958 (1958)
Running time 145 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,727,000[1]
Box office $5,440,000[1]

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.[2] 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.



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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Brothers Karamazov". Retrieved 2009-02-09. 

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