Les Misérables (1935 film)

Les Misérables is an American historical film by Richard Boleslawski from 1935 based on the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, the 1862 was finishing this.


In France in the early 19th century, Jean Valjean, who is of good character and great strength, sentenced to a long prison term for stealing a loaf of bread. This leads to a lifelong misery Valjean and in particular for the merciless constant persecution by the uncompromising and brutal policeman Javert.


The film belongs to a series of about fifty literary adaptations of the novel substance of Hugo.

In one scene there is a breakdown as Valjean's clothing during his stay in the "White Sergeant " is dirty, while she was before, and then clean.


At the Academy Awards in 1936, the film was nominated four times for an Academy Award, but received none. The nominations were made in the categories of best film, best director assistant for Eric Stacey, best camera for Gregg Toland and best editing for Barbara McLean.


The lexicon of the International film wrote that the film " thanks to the attentive and formal design [ ... ] as a time and Revolution image much credibility [ to win ]. "