• Les Misérables (1978)

Les Misérables

Release Date: 1978

DVD Release Date: June 22nd, 2004

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

After swiping a loaf of bread to feed his family, Frenchman Jean Valjean (Richard Jordan) is put behind bars. After countless failed attempts, the poor man finally manages to escape from prison -- but not from the attentions of determined police officer Javert (Anthony Perkins). Years pass, and Valjean has made a new life for himself as the mayor of a French town. But his secret past comes back to haunt him when his old adversary suddenly makes an appearance.

Cast: Richard Jordan, Anthony Perkins, Cyril Cusack, Claude Dauphin, John Gielgud, Flora Robson, Celia Johnson, Joyce Redman

Director: Glenn Jordan

Genres: Drama

Keywords: France, Pursuit, Police officer, Engaging, Melodramatic, Underdog, Escape, Suspenseful, Prison, Transformation

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special