The Brothers Karamazov (1957)
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as Dmitri Karamazov
as Fyodor Karamazov
as Ivan Karamozov
as Alexey Karamazov
as Mme. Anna Hohlakov
as Ippoli Kirillov
as Illusha Snegiryov
as Capt. Snegiryov
as Capt. Vrublevski
as Defense Counsel
as Trifon Borissovitch
Critic Reviews for The Brothers Karamazov
Bold handling of crude unbridled passion, of violently conflicting ideas, and of earthy humor makes up The Brothers Karamazov.
Very uncertain in period and atmosphere, and saddled with some terrible performances.
Conspicuous assets are the striking color photography and the musical score, both of which help a great deal in enhancing the drama's savage and soulful moods.
While not as terrible as his subsequent adaptation of Lord Jim, this 1958 Hollywoodization of the Dostoyevsky novel by writer-director Richard Brooks is pretty grotesque all the same.
Audience Reviews for The Brothers Karamazov
Did not think Brynner could do it, but he does it. A great film that is faithful to the written masterpiece. Maria Schell, I adore you, too.
The 1958 movie is an affront to Dostoyevsky. Richard Brooks butchered the plot. Instead of a philosophical drama showing the consequences of nihilism: no god, no moral law, everything is permissible. Brooks turned the movie into a childish morality tale about money. Yul Brynner and Claire Bloom held my attention. What's her name as Grushenka was forgettable. Horrible horrible horrible.
It is lavish and well made, it has a fine cast and excellent production values but it also bored me, and it is tediously overlong and drawn out.
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