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Les Misérables (1958)

Les misérables (original title)
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 ... 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 | Italy | East Germany

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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$2,370,699
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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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 Les Misérables (1948) See more »

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Good film for those who do not like to read
28 June 2004 | by esteban1747See all my reviews

This version of the famous novel of Victor Hugo I found very suitable in general, with good acting and a narration, which give a real idea of the book. As I said several times several films never coincide with their original written versions, but this time the director Jean-Paul Le Chanois made a good effort in having a material as much similar to the book. Jean Gabin, for me the best all-time French actor, plays a good role as Jean Valjean seconded efficiently by Bernard Blier as Javert and several other French and Italian actors/actresses. I am sure that not all should agree with the opinion given here by me, but it depends how you feel about Hugo wrote. Misery is shown not only materially but spiritually as a sign of decaying society.


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