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The Great Sinner Details

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Based loosely on the Dostoyevsky novel, [[Feature~V159953~The Gambler~thegambler]] stars [[Performer~P55747~Gregory Peck~gregorypeck]] as a sensitive 19th-century Russian author. His "great sin" is gambling, which starts when he attempts to rescue aristocratic Ava Gardner from the gaming tables. He succeeds, only to lose himself to gambling fever, which costs him his friends, his reputation and his talent. Director [[Performer~P111677~Robert Siodmak~robertsiodmak]] was never happy with the screenplay for The Great Sinner, constant revisions bloated the film's rough-cut running time to nearly six hours! After Siodmak pared the film down, MGM insisted that the director reshoot the love scenes. Siodmak refused, thus the new sequences were filmed sans screen credit by [[Performer~P99016~Mervin LeRoy~mervynleroy]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Gregory Peck
as Fedja
Ava Gardner
as Pauline Ostrovski
Melvyn Douglas
as Armand de Glasse
Walter Huston
as Gen. Ostrovski
Ethel Barrymore
as Grandmother
Frank Morgan
as Aristide Pitard
Agnes Moorehead
as Emma Getzel
Frederick Ledebur
as Secretary
Ludwig Donath
as Doctor
Curt Bois
as Jeweler
Ludwig Stossel
as Hotel manager
Erno Verebes
as Hotel Valet
Everett Glass
as Pince-nez Man
Frank Jaquet
as Doorman
Fred Nurney
as Porter
John Arnold
as Croupier
Charles Wagenheim
as Man with Ring
Eloise Hardt
as Young Girl
Elspeth Dudgeon
as Fearful Old Woman
Emil Rameau
as Fearful Old Man
George Paris
as Soldier
Kenneth Tobey
as Cabby
Leonid Kinskey
as Band Leader
Hannelore Axman
as Staring Woman
Ilka Gruning
as Duenna
Irene Seidner
as Woman Vendor
Lisa Golm
as Elderly Lady
Lorraine Crawford
as Pretty Blonde
Lotte Stein
as Buxom Woman
Manfred Furst
as Mr. Huber
Martha Bamattre
as Woman Fountain Attendant
Martin Garralaga
as Maharajah
Max Willenz
as Policeman
Bert Hanlon
as Porter
Vincent Renno
as Casino Inspector
Wheaton Chambers
as Priest

Crew

Robert Siodmak
Director
Gottfried Reinhardt
Producer
Christopher Isherwood
Screenwriter
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Book Author
Ladislas Fodor
Screenwriter
George Folsey
Cinematographer
Bronislau Kaper
Composer (Music Score)
Andre Previn
Musical Direction/Supervision
Harold Kress
Editor
George Folsey
Editor
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Hans Peters
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Henry W. Grace
Set Designer
Irene Valles
Costume Designer
Warren Newcombe
Special Effects
Jack Dawn
Makeup
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