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Great Sinner
     

The Great Sinner

Director: Robert Siodmak

Cast: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas

 
Based loosely on the Dostoyevsky novel, The Gambler stars Gregory Peck as a sensitive 19th-century Russian author. His "great sin" is gambling, which starts when he attempts to rescue aristocratic Ava Gardner from the gaming tables. He succeeds, only to lose himself to gambling fever, which costs him his friends, his reputation and his talent. Director Robert

Overview

Based loosely on the Dostoyevsky novel, The Gambler stars Gregory Peck as a sensitive 19th-century Russian author. His "great sin" is gambling, which starts when he attempts to rescue aristocratic Ava Gardner from the gaming tables. He succeeds, only to lose himself to gambling fever, which costs him his friends, his reputation and his talent. Director Robert Siodmak was never happy with the screenplay for The Great Sinner, constant revisions bloated the film's rough-cut running time to nearly six hours! After Siodmak pared the film down, MGM insisted that the director reshoot the love scenes. Siodmak refused, thus the new sequences were filmed sans screen credit by Mervin LeRoy.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/13/2011
UPC:
0883316288450
Original Release:
1949
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:50:00
Sales rank:
8,235

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gregory Peck Fedja
Ava Gardner Pauline Ostrovski
Melvyn Douglas Armand de Glasse
Walter Huston Gen. Ostrovski
Ethel Barrymore Grandmother
Frank Morgan Aristide Pitard
Agnes Moorehead Emma Getzel
Frederick Ledebur Secretary
Ludwig Donath Doctor
Curt Bois Jeweler
Ludwig Stossel Hotel manager
Erno Verebes Hotel Valet
James Anderson Nervous Young Man
John Arnold Croupier
Sue Casey Pretty Girl
Wheaton Chambers Priest
André Charlot Distinguished Man
Sayre Dearing Actor
Jean del Val Actor
Elspeth Dudgeon Fearful Old Woman
Frank Elliott Englishman
Antonio Filauri Senor Pinto
Martin Garralaga Maharajah
Everett Glass Pince-nez Man
Lisa Golm Elderly Lady
Ilka Gruning Duenna
Bert Hanlon Porter
Eloise Hardt Young Girl
William H. Hawes Nervous Englishman
Perry Ivins Actor
Frank Jaquet Doorman
Leonid Kinskey Band Leader
David McMahon Station Master
Joan Miller Cold Sexy Woman
Fred Nurney Porter
George Paris Soldier
Joe Ploski Actor
Emil Rameau Fearful Old Man
Vincent Renno Casino Inspector
Sam Scar Turk
Irene Seidner Woman Vendor
Dick Simmons Voice Only
Lotte Stein Buxom Woman
Bob Stevenson Actor
Kenneth Tobey Cabby
Charles Wagenheim Man with Ring
Max Willenz Policeman
John Piffle Fat Man
Hannelore Axman Staring Woman
Lorraine Crawford Pretty Blonde
Jeri Jordan Maid
Thomas Ingersoll Actor
Martha Bamattre Woman Fountain Attendant
Walter Rode Actor
June Booth Couple in Room
Manfred Furst Mr. Huber
Betty Jane Howarth Girl at Baccarat Table
John Cortay Inspector

Technical Credits
Robert Siodmak Director
Jack Dawn Makeup
Ladislas Fodor Screenwriter
George Folsey Cinematographer,Editor
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Christopher Isherwood Screenwriter
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Harold Kress Editor
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Hans Peters Art Director
André Previn Musical Direction/Supervision
Gottfried Reinhardt Producer
Irene Valles Costumes/Costume Designer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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