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The Brothers Karamazov

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Original title
The Brothers Karamazov
Running time
146 min.
United States United States
Richard Brooks, Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Constance Garnett (Novel: Fiódor Dostoyevski)
Bronislau Kaper
John Alton
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Avon Productions
Drama | Costume Drama. 19th Century. Family Relationships
Movie Groups
Fyodor Dostoyevsky Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
This epic 19th-century Russian tale is based on the critically acclaimed novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Four very different brothers growing up in a rural village in tsarist Russia plot against their wealthy, overbearing father. When the eldest brother, Dmitri, falls in love with his father's mistress, jealousy drives him to consider killing his father. But, ultimately, another brother takes his father's life and wrongfully accuses Dmitri of the heinous crime. Richly splendid costumes as well as a remarkable ensemble cast contribute to the lavish atmosphere of this epic tale of romance, greed, and salvation.
1958: Nominated for Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Lee J. Cobb)
1958: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1958: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1958: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Supporting Actor (Salmi)
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