|Fredric March||Jean Valjean/Champmathieu|
|Charles Laughton||Inspector Javert|
|Cedric Hardwicke||Bishop Bienvenu|
|Marilyn Knowlden||Little Cosette|
|Jessie Ralph||Madame Magloire|
|Eily Malyon||Mother Superior|
|Lyons Wickland||La Marque|
This acclaimed version of the classic Victor Hugo tale follows the life of Jean Valjean, a former convict who was imprisoned for stealing bread for his sister's family. After years in jail, Valjean attempts to readjust to life as a free man, but he finds that many are not forgiving of his past, particularly the obsessive Inspector Javert . Perpetually on the run, Valjean finds comfort in the chaos by caring for the young peasant girl Cosette .