Elsa Lanchester, who plays Madame Magloire, was married to Charles Laughton, the Etienne Javert of the 1935 version of Les Misérables (1935).

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 22, 1952 with Debra Paget and Robert Newton reprising their film roles.

Louis Jourdan , who had just signed to 20th Century Fox , was announced for a part but it never materialised.

The original choices for Valjean and Javert by Fox head Darryll F Zanuck were Jeff Chandler and James Mason. He also considered Orson Welles for the Javert role.