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Other films of LES MISERABLES

TCM is showing 3 older film versions of LES MISERABLES tomorrow night and early Friday morning.

1935 American version with Frederic March (Valjean) and Charles Laughton (Javert)

Massive 4+ hour French film from 1934 with Harry Baur as Javert

The 1952 British version with Michael Rennie (Valjean) and Robert Newton (Javert)

I've only seen the March/Laughton version and that was a long time ago.

The French version (which I hear was released in 3 separate parts) is supposed to be the best of them. Anyone here seen it?

Any other versions of the story (film of TV) that are of note?

by Anonymousreply 512/11/2012

The one from 1998 with Liam Neeson

by Anonymousreply 112/11/2012

There was a TV version - if I remember correctly Richard Jordan was Valjean and Anthony Perkins was Javert.

by Anonymousreply 212/11/2012

Not exactly an adaptation, but there's a Claude Lelouche-directed film with Jean-Paul Belmondo that incorporates the novel. It is set during WWII.

by Anonymousreply 312/11/2012

The 1952 film is just OK. Not worth bothering with really.

Never seen the 1934 French version, but there was a French mini-series done with Gerard Depardieu that is very good.

The film version with Liam Neeson is nothing special.

by Anonymousreply 412/11/2012

From everything I've been reading on DL, no version could possibly be successful without the participation of Anne Hathaway.

by Anonymousreply 512/11/2012
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