Les Miserables

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"The immortal classic that shook a nation… is now a glorious picture !"
  • Approved
  • 1935
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 7.7  (3,881)

Les Miserables is a timeless classic directed by Richard Boleslawski and released in 1935. The movie is based on Victor Hugo's novel of the same name and is set in early 19th-century France. The story begins with an introduction to Jean Valjean (Fredric March), who has spent 19 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread. Valjean is finally released on parole, but his past continues to haunt him. The film shows the harsh realities of life in France at the time, where poverty and injustice were rampant, and people were judged by their social class.

As Valjean tries to get back on his feet, he is confronted by Inspector Javert (Charles Laughton), who recognizes him as a former convict. Javert, who is obsessed with law and order, vows to catch Valjean and put him back in jail.

Valjean manages to escape and starts a new life under a different name. He becomes a successful businessman and even becomes the mayor of a small town. However, his past catches up with him when one of his employees, Fantine (Rochelle Hudson), is fired and forced to become a prostitute to support her daughter.

Valjean takes pity on Fantine and promises to take care of her daughter, Cosette (Marilyn Knowlden). He goes to extreme lengths to keep his promise and protect Cosette from Javert, who is still on his trail.

Throughout the movie, audiences witness the struggle between good and evil, love and hate, and justice and injustice. The performances by Fredric March, Charles Laughton, and Cedric Hardwicke (who plays Cosette's cruel caretaker) are exceptional and add depth to the characters.

The film's settings, costumes, and overall production design are stunning and transport the audience back to 19th-century France. The cinematography captures the city's grimness, emphasizing the poverty and harsh living conditions of the lower class.

The movie also features several memorable songs, including "At the End of the Day," "I Dreamed a Dream," and "Do You Hear the People Sing?" that will leave viewers humming long after the film has concluded.

Overall, Les Miserables is a timeless masterpiece that explores the complexities of the human condition in a time of great social upheaval. The themes of redemption, forgiveness, and sacrifice still resonate today, making it a must-watch for anyone who appreciates classic cinema.

Les Miserables is a 1935 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7.

Les Miserables
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    1 hr 48 min
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    7.7  (3,881)