The Great Sinner is a 1949 American drama film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, and Ethel Barrymore. The film is based on the 1946 novel of the same name by James M. Cain. The film tells the story of Harry Lime (Peck), a charming and charismatic man who is also a serial killer. Lime is pursued by police inspector Calloway (Clifton Webb) and his assistant, Sergeant Duffy (Albert Dekker). Lime's girlfriend, Kitty Collins (Gardner), is also drawn into his web of deceit and murder. The film was a critical and commercial success. Peck was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.

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The Great Sinner (1949)

PG-13

1h 50m · 6/29/1949

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The Great Sinner is a 1949 American drama film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, and Ethel Barrymore. The film is based on the 1946 novel of the same name by James M. Cain. The film tells the story of Harry Lime (Peck), a charming and charismatic man who is also a serial killer. Lime is pursued by police inspector Calloway (Clifton Webb) and his assistant, Sergeant Duffy (Albert Dekker). Lime's girlfriend, Kitty Collins (Gardner), is also drawn into his web of deceit and murder. The film was a critical and commercial success. Peck was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.

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Status

Released

Production Company

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)
Cast
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Gregory Peck

Fedja
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Ava Gardner

Pauline Ostrovsky
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Melvyn Douglas

Armand de Glasse
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Walter Huston

General Ostrovsky
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Ethel Barrymore

Grandmother Ostrovsky
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Frank Morgan

Aristide Pitard
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Agnes Moorehead

Emma Getzel
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Friedrich von Ledebur

Casino Secretary (as Frederick Ledebur)
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Ludwig Donath

Doctor
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Curt Bois

Jeweler / Money Lender
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Ludwig Stössel

Hotel Manager
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Ernö Verebes

Hotel Valet (as Erno Verebes)
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Fred Aldrich

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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James Anderson

Nervous Young Gambler (uncredited)
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John Arnold

Croupier (uncredited)
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Hannelore Axman

Staring Casino Patron (uncredited)
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William Bailey

Gambling Casino Accountant (uncredited)
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Alex Ball

Casino Worker (uncredited)
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Martha Bamattre

Female Fountain Attendant (uncredited)
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Richard Bartell

Cloakroom Attendant (uncredited)
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Holger Bendixen

Waiter (uncredited)
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Margaret Bert

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Edward Biby

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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June Booth

Woman in Room (uncredited)
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Nick Borgani

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Paul Bradley

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Chet Brandenburg

Hotel Valet (uncredited)
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Marianne Budrow

Little Girl (uncredited)
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George Calliga

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Sue Casey

Pretty Girl (uncredited)
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Wheaton Chambers

Priest (uncredited)
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Spencer Chan

Gambler (uncredited)
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André Charlot

Distinguished Man (uncredited)
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Jack Chefe

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Gene Coogan

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Gino Corrado

Standing Casino Patron (uncredited)
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John Cortay

Inspector (uncredited)
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Lorinne Crawford

Pretty Blonde (uncredited)
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Paul Cristo

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Russell Custer

Servant (uncredited)
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Daniel De Jonghe

Hotel Valet (uncredited)
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Sayre Dearing

Croupier (uncredited)
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Jack Deery

Hotel Worker (uncredited)
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Jean Del Val

Croupier (uncredited)
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Victor Desny

Hotel Valet (uncredited)
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Helen Dickson

Woman on Park Bench (uncredited)
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Elspeth Dudgeon

Fearful Old Gambling Woman (uncredited)
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Jay Eaton

Gambler (uncredited)
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George Edwards

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Frank Elliott

Englishman (uncredited)
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Herbert Evans

Roulette Player (uncredited)
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Antonio Filauri

Señor Pinto (uncredited)
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Manfred Fürst

Mr. Huber (uncredited)
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Martin Garralaga

Maharajah (uncredited)
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Rudy Germane

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Everett Glass

Pince-Nez Man at Casino (uncredited)
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Mickey Golden

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Lisa Golm

Elderly Lady (uncredited)
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Ilka Grüning

Pauline's Duenna (uncredited)
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Robert Haines

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Bert Hanlon

Porter (uncredited)
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Eloise Hardt

Young Girl (uncredited)
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Sam Harris

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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William Hawes

Nervous Englishman (uncredited)
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Else Heims

Gambling Woman with Cigar (uncredited)
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Hans Hopf

Hurdy-Gurdy Man (uncredited)
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Art Howard

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Jane Howard

Girl at Baccarat Table (uncredited)
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Manfred Inger

Conductor (uncredited)
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Thomas Ingersoll

Priest (uncredited)
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Perry Ivins

Croupier (uncredited)
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Frank Jaquet

Doorman (uncredited)
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Geraldine Jordan

Maid (uncredited)
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Kenner G. Kemp

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Leonid Kinskey

Bandleader in Park (uncredited)
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Carl M. Leviness

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Fred Lorenz

Conductor (uncredited)
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Michael Macey

Hotel Valet (uncredited)
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David McMahon

Station Master (uncredited)
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Joan Miller

Cold Woman (uncredited)
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Sol Murgi

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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George Nardelli

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Fred Nurney

Porter (uncredited)
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Frank O'Connor

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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George Paris

Soldier (uncredited)
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John Piffle

Fat Man (uncredited)
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Joe Ploski

Hotel Valet (uncredited)
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Emil Rameau

Fearful Old Man (uncredited)
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Paul Ravel

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Vincent Renno

Casino Inspector (uncredited)
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Walter Rode

Man in Room (uncredited)
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Jeffrey Sayre

Roulette Stickman (uncredited)
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Sam Scar

Turk (uncredited)
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Phil Schumacher

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Irene Seidner

Female Vendor (uncredited)
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Lester Sharpe

Inspector (uncredited)
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Dick Simmons

Gambler with Betting Story (uncredited)
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Larry Steers

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Lotte Stein

Buxom Woman (uncredited)
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William Stelling

Assistant Hotel Manager (uncredited)
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Robert R. Stephenson

Hotel Valet (uncredited)
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Norman Stevans

Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Erica Strong

Girl in Flower Shop (uncredited)
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Ann Sturgis

Pretty Brunette (uncredited)
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Kenneth Tobey

Cabbie (uncredited)
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Charles Wagenheim

Gambler with Ring (uncredited)
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Gisela Werbisek

Greedy Woman (uncredited)
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Frank Whitbeck

Trailer Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Max Willenz

Policeman (uncredited)
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Chalky Williams

Servant (uncredited)
Crew
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Robert Siodmak

Director
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Ladislas Fodor

Writer
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Christopher Isherwood

Writer
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René Fülöp-Miller

Writer
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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Sinner

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

12/13/2011

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