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Les Misérables is a 1952 American film adapted from the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. It was directed by Lewis Milestone, and featured Michael Rennie as Jean Valjean, Robert Newton as Javert, and Sylvia Sidney as Fantine.

Les Misérables
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLewis Milestone
Produced byFred Kohlmar
Screenplay byRichard Murphy
Based onLes Misérables
by Victor Hugo
StarringMichael Rennie
Debra Paget
Robert Newton
Edmund Gwenn
Music byAlex North
CinematographyJoseph LaShelle
Edited byHugh S. Fowler
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • August 14, 1952 (1952-08-14)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.1 million (U.S. rentals)[1]



Louis Jourdan was announced for the role of Marius.[2]

Radio adaptationEdit

Les Misérables was presented on Lux Radio Theatre December 22, 1952. The one-hour adaptation starred Ronald Colman, with Paget and Newton repeating their roles from the film.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Top Box-Office Hits of 1952", Variety, January 7, 1953
  2. ^ Drama: Debra Paget, Jourdan Play Hugo Romancers Los Angeles Times 09 Nov 1951: B8
  3. ^ Kirby, Walter (December 21, 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 44. Retrieved June 8, 2015 – via  

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