The Brothers Karamazov

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Painstaking attempt to reduce Dostoevsky's novel to manageable proportions, retaining most of the major episodes but contriving to miss the point - the tortuous quest for God - by giving one brother (Brynner) the star role whereas all four should contribute equally to the theme. Very uncertain in period and atmosphere, and saddled with some terrible performances.

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Duration: 146 mins

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Director: Richard Brooks
Screenwriter: Richard Brooks
Cast: Yul Brynner
Claire Bloom
Richard Basehart
Lee J Cobb
Maria Schell
Albert Salmi
William Shatner
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