The Brothers Karamazov

Overview

Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov is given a Hollywood screen treatment by producer Pandro S. Berman and director Richard Brooks. Yul Brynner plays Dmitri Karamazov, a callous Russian officer who cuckolds his domineering father Lee J. Cobb with the old man's mistress Grushenka Maria Schell. Richard Basehart is Dmitri's intellectual brother Ivan, while William Shatner is the pious Alexey Karamazov; both men eventually enjoy the attentions of the willing Grushenka. The Karamazovs' half-brother is Smedyakov...
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Overview

Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov is given a Hollywood screen treatment by producer Pandro S. Berman and director Richard Brooks. Yul Brynner plays Dmitri Karamazov, a callous Russian officer who cuckolds his domineering father Lee J. Cobb with the old man's mistress Grushenka Maria Schell. Richard Basehart is Dmitri's intellectual brother Ivan, while William Shatner is the pious Alexey Karamazov; both men eventually enjoy the attentions of the willing Grushenka. The Karamazovs' half-brother is Smedyakov Albert Salmi, an epileptic whose purpose in the story is clarified after the family patriarch's murder. It is now part of Hollywood folklore that Marilyn Monroe fought long and hard to be cast as the enigmatic Grushenka.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/13/2011
  • UPC: 883316330302
  • Original Release: 1958
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 2:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,966

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Yul Brynner Dmitri Karamazov
Maria Schell Grushenka
Claire Bloom Katya
Lee J. Cobb Fyodor Karamazov
Richard Basehart Ivan Karamazov
William Shatner Alexey Karamazov
Albert Salmi Pavel Smerdyakov
Judith Evelyn Anna Hohlakov
Edgar Stehli Gregory
Harry Townes Ippoli Kirillov
Miko Oscard Illusha Snegiryov
Frank de Kova Capt. Vrublevski
Jay Adler Pawnbroker
Gage Clarke Defense Counsel
Ann Morrison Marya
Mel Welles Trifon Borissovitch
Simon Oakland Mavrayek
David Opatoshu Capt. Snegiryov
Clare Higgins
Diana Quick
Ernst R. von Theumer
Technical Credits
Richard Brooks Director, Screenwriter
John Alton Cinematographer
Pandro S. Berman Producer
John D. Dunning Editor
Julius J. Epstein Screenwriter
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
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