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The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

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The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
DVD9 | NTSC | 16:9 | 720x480 | MPEG2 | 7360kbps | 7.6Gb
Audio: English, AC3, 2ch, 192kbps
02:25:00 | USA | Drama

Ryevsk, Russia, 1870. Tensions abound in the Karamazov family.

Director: Richard Brooks

Cast: Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, Claire Bloom, Lee J. Cobb, Albert Salmi, William Shatner, Richard Basehart, Judith Evelyn, Edgar Stehli, Harry Townes, Miko Oscard, David Opatoshu, Simon Oakland, Frank DeKova, Jay Adler, Gage Clarke, Ann Morrison, Mel Welles, George Barrows, Sam Buffington, Gene Coogan, Giselle D'Arc, Mollie Glessing, Leonard Graves, Clare Higgins, Harry Hines, Charles Horvath, Len Lesser, Michael Mark, Gregg Martell

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SYNOPSIS:
Ryevsk, Russia, 1870. Tensions abound in the Karamazov family. Fyodor is a wealthy libertine who holds his purse strings tightly. His four grown sons include Dmitri, the eldest, an elegant officer, always broke and at odds with his father, betrothed to Katya, herself lovely and rich. The other brothers include a sterile aesthete, a factotum who is a bastard, and a monk. Family tensions erupt when Dmitri falls in love with one of his father's mistresses, the coquette Grushenka. Two brothers see Dmitri's jealousy of their father as an opportunity to inherit sooner. Acts of violence lead to the story's conclusion: trials of honor, conscience, forgiveness, and redemption.

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.
~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
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