Les Miserables: Cliffs Notes Edition
Now, watch the finest film versions of literary classics available on DVD, and enjoy the benefits of the world-famous CliffNotes Study Guides as well! Included with this full-length feature film is the easy-to-follow companion guide for the novel, providing you with the ultimate experience of your favorite literary classic!
Les Miserables (1935)
Victor Hugo's most acclaimed novel comes brilliantly to life in this impeccably performed, magnificently filmed screen adaptation. Frederic March stars as Valjean, the ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor. Charles Laughton is Javert, the fanatical police inspector who dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean. A vivid depiction of the appalling poverty and social strife of 19th-century France, this version of Les Miserables does splendid justice to the original novel.
Les Miserables (1952)
Michael Rennie, fresh from his success in the sci-fi classic The Day The Earth Stood Still cuts a very handsome figure as Jean Valjean, and Debra Paget, who would later reteam with Rennie in four more films, makes for a stunning Cosette in this powerful retelling of the classic epic. Costars include Robert Newton (Treasure Island), Edmund Gwenn (Miracle On 34th Street), Cameron Mitchell (How To Marry A Millionaire), Sylvia Sidney (Mars Attack!) and Elsa Lanchester (The Bride Of Frankenstein).
While nothing can replace the splendor of the written word, this collection of landmark films, accompanied by the CliffNotes Study Guides, is the ultimate celebration of the literary giants that have endured the test of time - and will entertain generations to come!