Les Misérables (1935 film)

Les Misérables

Original film poster
Directed by Richard Boleslawski
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck
Screenplay by W. P. Lipscomb
Based on Les Misérables by
Victor Hugo
Starring Fredric March
Charles Laughton
Cedric Hardwicke
Rochelle Hudson
Music by Alfred Newman
Cinematography Gregg Toland
Edited by Barbara McLean
Distributed by United Artists
(1935 release)
20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • April 20, 1935 (1935-04-20)
Running time
108 min.
Country United States
Language English

Les Misérables is a 1935 American drama film starring Fredric March and Charles Laughton based upon the famous Victor Hugo novel of the same name. The movie was adapted by W. P. Lipscomb and directed by Richard Boleslawski. This was the last film for Twentieth Century Pictures before it merged with Fox Film Corporation to form 20th Century Fox. The plot of the film basically follows Hugo's novel Les Misérables, but there are a large number of differences.

The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Academy Award for Film Editing. The National Board of Review named the film the sixth best of 1935.


Cedric Hardwicke and Fredric March in Les Misérables

Differences from the novel

This adaptation made quite a lot of changes, many of which can also be found in later adaptations:

See also


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