The Brothers Karamazov (1958 film)
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|The Brothers Karamazov|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Richard Brooks|
|Produced by||Pandro S. Berman|
|Screenplay by||Julius J. Epstein
Philip G. Epstein
|Based on||The Brothers Karamazov
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Lee J. Cobb
|Music by||Bronislau Kaper|
|Edited by||John D. Dunning|
The Brothers Karamazov is a 1957 film made by MGM, based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov. 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 brothers are played by Yul Brynner, Richard Basehart and William Shatner in his film debut.
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.
- 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.
- WARNERS TO HOLD ACTRESS TO PACT: Studio Halts Deal Between Carroll Baker and M-G-M for 'Karamazov' Movie Maria Schell Sought By THOMAS M. PRYOR Special to The New York Times.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 03 May 1957: 20.
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