The Great Sinner

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

The year is 1860, the great sin is gambling, and the sinner (Peck) is a young novelist, 'Fyodor', if you will. Isherwood had a hand in the script, which unceremoniously culls episodes and characters from Dostoevsky's youth, Crime and Punishment, and The Gambler. Unfortunately, this prestigious MGM production is heavy-going and overdone. Moorehead plays a bleary pawnbroker; Barrymore, Morgan and Huston are roulette fiends; Gardner is the love interest. They're all out of luck.


Release details

110 mins

Cast and crew

Robert Siodmak
Ladislas Fodor, Christopher Isherwood
Gregory Peck
Ava Gardner
Melvyn Douglas
Walter Huston
Agnes Moorehead
Ethel Barrymore
Frank Morgan