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Les misérables (1958)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Jean Valjean / Champmathieu
Bernard Blier ... Javert (père et fils)
René Fleur René Fleur ... Le cardinal
Julienne Paroli Julienne Paroli ... Madame Magloire
Fernand Ledoux ... Monseigneur Myriel
Edmond Ardisson ... Un gendarme (as Ardisson)
Christian Fourcade Christian Fourcade ... Le petit ramoneur
Jean Ozenne Jean Ozenne ... Le préfet de Montreuil
Bernard Musson Bernard Musson ... Un bourgeois
Danièle Delorme Danièle Delorme ... Fantine
Elfriede Florin Elfriede Florin ... La Thenardier
Bourvil ... Thenardier
Madeleine Barbulée Madeleine Barbulée ... Soeur Simplice
Gerhard Bienert 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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Country:

France | East Germany | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 March 1958 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Los miserables See more »

Filming Locations:

East Germany See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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[Valjean on his deathbed, talking to Marius after Cosette's turn]
Jean Valjean: [facing Marius] I'm all right. I've got to confess this to you, Marius. I haven't liked you too much, but you know how it is.
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Version of Les Miserables (1952) See more »

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The best movie adaptation so far of this great story
11 November 2002 | by jean-claude primeauSee all my reviews

I have seen a number of film and TV adaptations of Les Miserables: this is by far the best. It has the required grandeur and outstanding performances by Jean Gabin (unbeatable as Jean Valjean), Bourvil (a very sly Thenardier) and Bernard Blier (a great Javert). Silvia Montfort is a striking Eponine. Quite long but doesn't feel it, it has enough scope to do justice to the story.


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