The Great Sinner

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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/13/2011
  • UPC: 883316288450
  • Original Release: 1949
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 39,007

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gregory Peck Fedja, Feodor Dostoyevsky
Ava Gardner Pauline Ostrovski
Melvyn Douglas Armand de Glasse, Armand de Grasse
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
Hannelore Axman Staring Woman
Martha Bamattre Woman Fountain Attendant
June Booth Couple in Room
Sue Casey Pretty Girl
André Charlot Distinguished Man
John Cortay Inspector
Lorraine Crawford Pretty Blonde
Sayre Dearing
Elspeth Dudgeon Fearful Old Woman
Frank Elliott Englishman
Antonio Filauri Senor Pinto
Manfred Furst Mr. Huber
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
Betty Jane Howarth Girl at Baccarat Table
Thomas Ingersoll
Perry Ivins
Frank Jaquet Doorman
Jeri Jordan Maid
Leonid Kinskey Band Leader
David McMahon Station Master
Joan Miller Cold Sexy Woman
Fred Nurney Porter
George Paris Soldier
John Piffle Fat Man
Joe Ploski
Emil Rameau Fearful Old Man
Vincent Renno Casino Inspector
Walter Rode
Sam Scar Turk
Irene Seidner Woman Vendor
Dick Simmons Voice Only
Lotte Stein Buxom Woman
Bob Stevenson
Kenneth Tobey Cabby
Jean del Val
Charles Wagenheim Man with Ring
Wheaton Chambers Priest
Max Willenz Policeman
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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