It's a great book
by sprack (2013-01-14 13:06:02)
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  In reply to: I was referring to the stage. I've never read the book. *  posted by yooper

Victor Hugo was to France as his contemporary Charles Dickens was to England.

There have also been two excellent movies produced, non-musicals.

1935 with Fredric March as Jean Valjean and Charles Laughton as Javert.

1998 with Liam Neeson as Jean Valjean and Geoffrey Rush as Javert.

Laughton, BTW, also was the Hunchback of Notre Dame (another great film, 1934) so he had that Hugo thing nailed.


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