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Les Misérables, Part 1: Jean Valjean (1913)

Les misérables - Époque 1: Jean Valjean (original title)
The story begins with Jean Valjean as a humble worker endeavoring to provide for his invalid mother. They live in a squalid home, made more wretched by his inability to provide sufficient ... See full summary »

Director:

Albert Capellani

Writers:

Paul Capellani (adaptation), Victor Hugo (novel)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Henry Krauss ... Jean Valjean
Henri Étiévant ... Javert
Maria Ventura ... Fantine Thénardier
Mistinguett ... Éponine Thénardier
Maria Fromet ... Cosette
Gabriel de Gravone ... Marius
Émile Mylo ... Monsieur Thénardier (as Milo)
Delphine Renot ... Madame Thénardier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Angelo ... Enjolras
Anthonin Anthonin ... Un gendarme à cheval
Antony Antony ... Lassaigne un juré
Eugénie Bade Eugénie Bade ... La bonne de l'Evêque
Charlotte Barbier-Krauss Charlotte Barbier-Krauss ... La supérieure du couvent (as Charlotte Barbier)
Barry Barry ... Combeferre
Cécile Barré Cécile Barré ... Hélène
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The story begins with Jean Valjean as a humble worker endeavoring to provide for his invalid mother. They live in a squalid home, made more wretched by his inability to provide sufficient food. He goes out in search of work, but is unsuccessful. Finally, in desperation, he steals a loaf of bread regardless of consequences. He hastens home with it, pursued by a crowd, and gives it to his mother. Valjean is arrested for the theft and sentenced to five years at hard labor. He with other convicts, is put in a stone quarry, and there makes his first acquaintance with Javert, a prison guard, who appears prominently throughout the story. The first notice Javert takes of Valjean is on account of his great strength in lifting a stone that no other prisoner can lift. In the prison dormitory word is whispered about that there is a chance for one man to escape, and among themselves the prisoners decide that they will draw lots to determine the one who shall make the break for liberty. The lot ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

April 1913 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kurjat See more »

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Budget:

FRF50,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Pathé Frères See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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