Les Miserables (1952)

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A parole violator in early 19th Century France is relentlessly pursued and persecuted by an obsessive policeman.




  • Robert Newton and Michael Rennie in Les Miserables (1952)
  • Cameron Mitchell and Debra Paget in Les Miserables (1952)
  • Cameron Mitchell and Debra Paget in Les Miserables (1952)
  • Sylvia Sidney in Les Miserables (1952)
  • Marilyn Knowlden in Les Misérables (1935)
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28 August 2001 | countryway_48864
A very good but not GREAT version with the exception of the great Robert Newton as Javert.
The REAL reason to see this film is to watch Robert Newton as Javert. Javert was a gypsy born in prison who, by shear force of will on his part, has gotten himself into a position of power. He is inflexible and Spartan in his life style and expects as much or more of himself than he does his acquaintances, (he has no friends), and those he rules over.

The problem with the film is that Michael Rene is nothing like Hugo's massive peasant, Valjean. Jean Valjean was a stocky, broad-shouldered, barrel-chested man of only average height and a low center of gravity, Not the tall, slender, elegant Rene. AND, Rene was only an average actor. Deborah Paget couldn't act at all, she was there for pure decoration value.

See this film for Newton's Javert. He is superb.

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