Raymond Bernard

Les misérables

Les misérables

Hailed by film critics around the world as the greatest screen adapation of Victor Hugo's mammoth nineteenth-century novel, Raymond Bernard's dazzling, nearly five-hour Les misérables is a breathtaking tour de force, unfolding with the depth and detail of its source. Featuring stunning art direction and cinematography and unforgettable performances by the exquisite Harry Baur (who died tragically during World War II), as Jean Valjean, and the legendary Charles Vanel, as Inspector Javert, Les misérables is one of the triumphs of French filmmaking.

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Les misérables
Cast
Harry Baur
Jean Valjean/Mayor Madeleine/ Champmathieu/Mr. Fauchelevent
Charles Vanel
Inspector Javert
Henry Krauss
Monseigneur Myriel
Florelle
Fantine
Gaby Triquet
Cosette (as a child)
Josselyne Gaël
Cosette
Jean Servais
Marius Pontmercy
Charles Dullin
Mr. Thénardier
Marguerite Moreno
Mrs. Thénardier
Orane Demazis
Eponine
Émile Genevois
Gavroche
Credits
Director
Raymond Bernard
Screenplay
André Lang
Screenplay
Raymond Bernard
Based on the novel by
Victor Hugo
Producer
Raymonde Boderie
Cinematography
Jules Kruger
Cinematography
René Ribault
Editing
Lucien Grumberg
Art direction
Jean Perrier
Art direction
Lucien Carré
Music
Arthur Honegger
Orchestra direction
Maurice Jaubert
Costumes
Paul Colin

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From the Eclipse Shelf: Les misérables
From the Eclipse Shelf: Les misérables

With the stage musical Les Misérables coming to the big screen in one of Hollywood’s most anticipated releases of the holiday season, it seemed a good time to remind you about Raymond Bernard’s extraordinary 1934 cinematic adaptation of Victor H…

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Eclipse Series 4:
Raymond Bernard

It’s hard to think of an artist who better exemplifies the obscuring ebb and flow of film history than Raymond Bernard. Once a director equally admired by critics, fellow artists, audiences, and studio heads, Bernard is now, even among film scholar…

By Michael Koresky