Les Miserables

  • 1952
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Historical

This was the fifth version of Victor Hugo's novel (versions by Fox Film Co. in 1918, Universal in 1927, United Artists in 1935, and a French production in 1936 preceded it). The story of justice and the law is told in three episodes: Rennie's arrest for stealing bread and his imprisonment; his becoming a mayor and adoption of Paget; and Newton's hounding...read more

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This was the fifth version of Victor Hugo's novel (versions by Fox Film Co. in 1918, Universal in 1927, United Artists in 1935, and a French production in 1936 preceded it). The story of justice and the law is told in three episodes: Rennie's arrest for stealing bread and his imprisonment;

his becoming a mayor and adoption of Paget; and Newton's hounding of Rennie. The film ends when Newton lets Rennie go and commits suicide for going against his own principles. Although a well-crafted production, it doesn't hold up as well as the 1935 UA version.

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  • Review: This was the fifth version of Victor Hugo's novel (versions by Fox Film Co. in 1918, Universal in 1927, United Artists in 1935, and a French production in 1936 preceded it). The story of justice and the law is told in three episodes: Rennie's arrest for st… (more)

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