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Les Misérables (1958)
"Les misérables" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  12 March 1958 (France)
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Jean Valjean, convicted of a minor crime, spends the rest of his life being pursued by a cruel and unrelenting policeman, Javert.

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René Fleur ...
Le cardinal
Julienne Paroli ...
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Edmond Ardisson ...
Un gendarme (as Ardisson)
Christian Fourcade ...
Le petit ramoneur
Jean Ozenne ...
Le préfet de Montreuil
Bernard Musson ...
Un bourgeois
Danièle Delorme ...
Elfriede Florin ...
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Madeleine Barbulée ...
Gerhard Bienert ...
Le président du tribunal
Harry Hindemith ...
Un bagnard
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Jean Valjean, convicted of a minor crime, spends the rest of his life being pursued by a cruel and unrelenting policeman, Javert.

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In the "Battle of Waterloo" flashback, English soldiers can be heard singing "The British Grenadiers," one of the most famous UK martial songs. See more »

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Courfeyrac: It's a pity to kill that young man, he could be your brother.
Enjolras: He is.
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Best film version of Les Miserables I have ever seen.
11 April 2003 | by (Austin, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

I have seen numerous film adaptations of Les Miserables. This 1957 French version (directed by Jean-Paul Le Chanois) is the best one I have ever seen. I watched the version that was produced by The Bridgestone Group in 1992 with English audio (ISBN# 1-56371-044-7). It aligns closely with the plot of the novel, and the cinematography is outstanding.


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