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John Gay (screenplay)
Victor Hugo (novel)
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Release Date:
27 December 1978 (USA) See more »
Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
On par with the novel - my highest praise See more (35 total) »


  (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
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 (as Ed Norton)
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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Additional Details

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USA:150 min | USA:123 min (Showtime version) | East Germany:140 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

In the book, Monsieur Thenardier identifies himself as "Napoleon's Sergeant." Ian Holm has actually played Napoleon himself in several films.See more »
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 »
Bishop Myriel:Madame Magliore, I have wrongfully held back this silver which belongs to the poor. And who was this person? Evidently a poor man.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Les Misérables (1909)See more »


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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
On par with the novel - my highest praise, 24 February 2002
Author: jj-46 from London

Les Miserables is one of the greatest novels ever written. As many of you will agree, it is very rare for a movie to approach a novel in quality. This is one of the exceptions. There are many versions of this film - if you have to choose one, choose this one. Fantastic acting. Perkins is exceptional as Javert, and Richard Jordan has never given a greater performance as Jean Valjean. Watch this film - you will thank yourself for it.

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