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Director:
Writers:
John Gay (screenplay)
Victor Hugo (novel)
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Release Date:
27 December 1978 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
THE BEST VERSION OF THIS MUCH LOVED CLASSIC See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Jordan ... Jean Valjean

Anthony Perkins ... Javert

Cyril Cusack ... Fauchelevent
Claude Dauphin ... Bishop Myriel

John Gielgud ... Gillenormand

Ian Holm ... Thenardier
Celia Johnson ... Sister Simplice

Joyce Redman ... Magliore
Flora Robson ... The Prioress
Christopher Guard ... Marius
Caroline Langrishe ... Cosette (adult)
Angela Pleasence ... Fantine
David Swift ... Troufiat
Timothy Morand ... Enjolras
William Squire ... Magistrate
Geoffrey Russell ... Court President
Caroline Blakiston ... Madame Thenardier

Michael Sheard ... Commissary

Dexter Fletcher ... Gavroche
Joanna Price ... Cosette (child)
Dave Hill ... Chenildieu
John Moreno ... Cochopaille
Roy Evans ... Brevet
Brian McDermott ... Lebec
Eileen Way ... Lodger

Struan Rodger ... Javert's Aide
Delena Kidd ... Valjean's Sister
Kenneth Colley ... Police Prefect
Christopher Burgess ... Police Inspector
Christian Rodska ... Antoine

Donald Sumpter ... Agent
Donald Bisset ... Gillenormand's Servant
Michael Barrell ... Spectator
Rupert Frazer ... Gendarme
Anthony May ... Gendarme (as Anthony Way)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Diamond ... Butcher Who Fights Valjean (uncredited)
Robin Scobey ... Gravedigger (uncredited)

Directed by
Glenn Jordan 
 
Writing credits
John Gay (screenplay)

Victor Hugo (novel)

Produced by
Ron Carr .... associate producer
Norman Rosemont .... producer
 
Original Music by
Allyn Ferguson 
 
Cinematography by
Jean Tournier 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Blunden 
 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
 
Production Design by
Wilfred Shingleton 
 
Costume Design by
Olga Lehmann 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Engelen .... makeup chief
Alain Folgoas .... makeup artist (as Alan Folgoas)
Patricia McDermott .... chief hair stylist (as Pat McDermott)
Pierre Vadé .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ray Freeborn .... unit manager
Claude Hauser .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Newman .... third assistant director
Bill Westley .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Tony Curtis .... art director: England
Tony Graysmark .... construction manager
Angela Hareiter .... art director: France
Jack Stevens .... art director: France
 
Sound Department
Paul Carr .... dubbing mixer
Roy Charman .... sound recordist
Rusty Coppleman .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Alf Joint .... stunt coordinator
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harcourt .... camera operator
Joe Pearce .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Edwards .... wardrobe mistress
John Hilling .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Rita Burgess .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Allyn Ferguson .... conductor
Ed Norton .... music editor
 
Other crew
Vincent Canaple .... stand-in
Vicki Deason .... production assistant
Lew Grade .... presenter
Pamela Mann .... continuity
Mike Russell .... unit publicist
Bernard Spence .... production accountant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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USA:150 min | USA:123 min (Showtime version) | East Germany:140 min
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Trivia:
In the book, Monsieur Thenardier identifies himself as "Napoleon's Sergeant." Ian Holm has actually played Napoleon himself in several films.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At one point, Javert and his officers wade through the sewers up to their waists in raw sewage. when they emerge, their light-coloured trousers have barely a stain on them, and are essentially clean.See more »
Quotes:
Jean Valjean:[Sister Simplice has told her first lie in order to save Valjean] God bless you, sister.
Sister Simplice:I lied!
Jean Valjean:Then may this falsehood be placed to your credit in paradise.
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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
THE BEST VERSION OF THIS MUCH LOVED CLASSIC, 16 February 1999
Author: Kim-68

This is the best version of this classic by far. Richard Jordan gives one of his best performances as Jean Valjean. His scenes in the prison are heartrending. And he certainly knows how to draw you in and make you feel a part of it all, you can feel his suffering, his pain and the scene with the priest as he turns himself around is heartfelt and dramatic, he is definitely by far one of the best character actors that ever was. Anthony Perkins is great as Javert, cold, grim and unforgiving and the two of them together, they are great. Angela Pleasence gives a great performance as Fantine and of course John Gielgud, what can you say about someone that is a living legend, because you know whatever he does you know it will be outstanding. So I would highly recommend this one to anyone that loves the classics and not the version that just came out last year, to think they would try to do this classic again where there was already an outstanding version of this story once before was outrageous.

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