**1/2. It's difficult to develop in a single movie all the ideas developed by the writer in his novel. Here, money gets a lot of attention while religious matters are somewhat left in the background. Furthermore, I didn't feel the Russian soul at all. Almost already forgotten.
Yul Brynner's animal magnetism makes a sensual Karamazov extraordinaire. Albert Salmi as Smerdyakov and Claire Bloom as Katya also excel and similarly bring the essence of their characters on screen. William Shatner and Richard Basehart have somewhat difficult roles cinematically, playing in turn spiritual and cerebral men, but if not the "dream" rendition of Alyosha and Ivan, are still fine.