Les Misérables is a 1935 American drama film starring Fredric March and Charles Laughton based upon the famous 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 a large number of differences.
The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Academy Award for Film Editing. The National Board of Review named the film the sixth best of 1935.
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Produced by: Darryl F. Zanuck
Screenplay by: W. P. Lipscomb
Based on: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Starring: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Rochelle Hudson
Music by: Alfred Newman
Cinematography: Gregg Toland
Edited by: Barbara McLean
Production company: Twentieth Century Pictures
Distributed by: United Artists (1935 release) 20th Century Fox (Current)
Release date: April 20, 1935
Running time: 108 min.
Country: United States