Les Miserables Movies & Media Adaptations

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Recorded in 1988, Les Miserables is available from Dove Books on Tape in an abridged version read by Christopher Cazenove.

Les Miserables was adapted for the stage as a musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-MIchel Schonberg, with the lyrics composed by Herbert Kretzmer. In 1995, the tenth anniversary concert in Royal Albert Hall, London, was released as a movie by Columbia Tri-Star Home Video.

The musical is also available as a sound recording from Geffen produced in 1987. This version features the original Broadway cast.

Les Miserables was made into a film in 1935, starring Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Rochelle Hudson, and John Beal. Directed by Richard Boleslawski, this adaptation is detailed and faithful to the novel, except for a changed ending. Considered a classic, the film received Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Picture.

There are many French film adaptations of the novel. A version released in...

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