Overview

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.

  1. Richard Brooks

    Director

  2. Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Novel

  3. Julius J. Epstein

    Screenplay

  4. Philip G. Epstein

    Screenplay

  5. Richard Brooks

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Yul Brynner

    Yul Brynner

    Dmitri Karamazov

  2. Maria Schell

    Maria Schell

    Grushenka

  3. Claire Bloom

    Claire Bloom

    Katya

  4. Lee J. Cobb

    Lee J. Cobb

    Father Karamazov

  5. Albert Salmi

    Albert Salmi

    Smerdjakov

Full Cast & Crew

The Brothers Karamazov
The Brothers Karamazov

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • February 20, 1958
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 25m

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