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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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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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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 »

Quotes

Courfeyrac: It's a pity to kill that young man, he could be your brother.
Enjolras: He is.
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Version of The Bishop's Candlesticks (1913) See more »

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Best film version of Les Miserables I have ever seen.
11 April 2003 | by RobertUnderwoodSee 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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