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Original film poster
|Directed by||Richard Boleslawski|
|Produced by||Darryl F. Zanuck|
|Screenplay by||W. P. Lipscomb|
|Based on|| Les Misérables by|
|Starring|| Fredric March |
|Music by||Alfred Newman|
|Edited by||Barbara McLean|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
Les Misérables is a 1935 American drama film starring Fredric March and Charles Laughton based upon the 1862 Victor Hugo novel of the same name. The movie was adapted by W. P. Lipscomb and directed by Richard Boleslawski. This was the last film for Twentieth Century Pictures before it merged with Fox Film Corporation to form 20th Century Fox. The plot of the film basically follows Hugo's novel Les Misérables , but there are many differences.
The film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture, the Academy Award for Best Assistant Director, the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, and the Academy Award for Best Film Editing. The National Board of Review named the film the sixth best of 1935.
This adaptation made quite a lot of changes, many of which can also be found in later adaptations:
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