GenreDrama, Romance Music directorBronislaw Kaper CountryUnited States
Release date1958 (1958) Based onThe Brothers Karamazov
by Fyodor Dostoevsky WriterFyodor Dostoevsky (novel), Julius J. Epstein (adaptation), Philip G. Epstein (adaptation), Richard Brooks, Constance Garnett (English translation) CastYul Brynner (Dmitri Karamazov), Maria Schell (Grushenka), Claire Bloom (Katya), Lee J. Cobb (Father Karamazov), Albert Salmi (Smerdjakov), William Shatner (Alexi Karamazov) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, Self/less, Knock Knock, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Student Services, Blackhat
TaglineThe greatness and glory, the loves and sins of the famed novel.
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The Brothers Karamazov is a 1957 film made by MGM, based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov. It was directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Pandro S. Berman. The screenplay was by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Richard Brooks. It was entered into the 1958 Cannes Film Festival. The brothers are played by Yul Brynner, Richard Basehart and William Shatner in his film debut.
The story follows Fyodor, the patriarch of the Karamazov family, and his sons. When he tries to decide an heir, the tensions between the brothers of the film run high, leading to infighting and murder.
Yul Brynner as Dmitri Karamazov
Maria Schell as Grushenka
Claire Bloom as Katya
Lee J. Cobb as Fyodor Karamazov
Albert Salmi as Smerdyakov
William Shatner as Alexey Karamazov
Richard Basehart as Ivan Karamazov
Carroll Baker was meant to play the female lead but Warner Bros put her on suspension after she refused to play Diana Barrymore and would not loan her out. Maria Schell stepped in instead.
According to MGM records the film made $2,390,000 in the US and Canada and $3,050,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $441,000.