The Brothers Karamazov

United States, 1958

Film
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Based on Dostoyevsky’s masterful story of greed, vindictiveness and lust, “The Brothers Karamazov” brings 19th century Czarist Russia to life in a lavish dramatic production. Karamazov, is the father of four wildly disparate sons: a sterile intellectual, the saintly Alexey, an illegitimate schemer and the feckless oldest son, Dmitri who is in love with the same elusive woman as his father. They all stand to gain an inheritance from their father and together they weave a web of intrigue and murder. A wonderfully woven tale of sin and salvation, the film stars Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, Lee J. Cobb, Claire Bloom, Richard Basehart and William Shatner.

Credits

producer

Pandro S. Berman

production company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Avon

Duration

02:20:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1958

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304154

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → Literature

Literature → Russian literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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