Les Miserables (1935)/Les Miserables (1952) DVD
Starring Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Rochelle Hudson, Florence Eldridge, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, Robert Newton, Edmund Gwenn, Sylvia Sydney
Directed by Richard Boleslawski
Two big screen versions of Victor Hugo's classic tale, set in early 19th-century France.
The story follows Jean Valjean (played by Fredric March in the 1935 version, and by Michael Rennie in the 1952 film), a prisoner who breaks his parole and spends the next two decades fleeing from obsessive police inspector Javert (Charles Laughton/Robert Newton).
In his quest for personal redemption, Valjean adopts Cosette (Rochelle Hudson/Debra Paget), daughter of impoverished prostitute Fantine (Florence Eldridge/Sylvia Sydney), and is eventually elected as town mayor.
But it's not long before Valjean's past, in the shape of Inspector Javert, comes back to haunt him.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (U)
- EAN: 5039036057660
- Catalogue number: 5680701001
- Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
- Release date: 17/12/2012
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Colour