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Les Misérables (1934)

Les misérables (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 27 October 1936 (USA)
The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense.

Director:

Raymond Bernard

Writers:

Victor Hugo (novel), Raymond Bernard | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Baur ... Jean Valjean / Champmathieu
Charles Vanel ... Inspecteur Javert
Paul Azaïs ... Grantaire
Max Dearly ... M. Gillenormand
Charles Dullin Charles Dullin ... Thénardier
Émile Genevois Émile Genevois ... Gavroche
Henry Krauss ... Monseigneur Myriel
Georges Mauloy Georges Mauloy ... Le président des Assises
Lucien Nat Lucien Nat ... Montparnasse
Jean Servais ... Marius Pontmercy
Robert Vidalin ... Enjolras
Orane Demazis ... Eponine
Florelle ... Fantine
Josseline Gaël ... Cosette
Marguerite Moreno ... La Thénardier
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The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense. Written by bdsproductions

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Misérables See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pathé-Natan See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Re-released in France in 1951. See more »

Goofs

In the second part, Les Thenardier, when Jean Servais overhears the pair plotting to rob Valjean, Raymond Bernard can be heard softly directing him to leave the room ("Vite!"). See more »

Quotes

[Jean Valjean has counted his wages and realized that he does not have the promised amount of money]
L'employé de Mairie: Yours is not to count. The state counts for you, and it's never wrong.
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One of the best adaptations of Les Miserables
27 January 2005 | by jesusibSee all my reviews

Since many years ago I've been a fan of Victor Hugo's novel, Les Miserables, and I can say this is one of the best and most faithful film adaptations of the story. Harry Baur is great as Jean Valjean, and all the cast in general is excellent. There is only one thing I may object about the film: the omission of the episode of Jean Valjean and Cosette in the Petit-Picpus convent and consequently the omission of the gardener Fauchelevent. This film is far much better than the one which is consider the classic version of Les Miserables, the one directed in 1935 by Richard Boleslawski, starring Frederich March as Valjean and Charles Laughton as Javert. Raymond Bernard's version of Les Miserables is only comparable to other two French film versions of the novel: the 1982 directed by Robert Hossein, starring Lino Ventura and the 2000 TV version, directed by Joseé Dayan, starring Gerard Depardieu.


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