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Jean Valjean, guilty of a minor theft of food, is pursued and hounded for years by a relentless lawman, Javert.

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    • Author: Cha
    Albert Capellani produced the first multiple reel feature, "Les Miserables," a production which marked a distinct forward step and still holds favor with the picture public. However, it is here, in his five hour 1913 adaptation of Les Misérables where Capellani made his crowning achievement, earning international respect for himself and Pathé. The film is typically distinguished by his masterful use of long shots, open spaces and crowd scenes. Perhaps a little stilted at times, but overall holds it's own with just about any pre-20s silent film. Today, Capellani is rightly considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of cinema.
  • Credited cast:
    Maria Ventura Maria Ventura - Fantine Thénardier
    Maria Fromet Maria Fromet - Cosette
    Mistinguett Mistinguett - Éponine Thénardier
    Henry Krauss Henry Krauss - Jean Valjean
    Henri Étiévant Henri Étiévant - Javert
    Émile Mylo Émile Mylo - Thénardier (as Milo)
    Eugénie Nau Eugénie Nau - Madame Thénardier
    Gabriel de Gravone Gabriel de Gravone - Marius
    Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
    Jean Angelo Jean Angelo
    Léon Belières Léon Belières
    Léon Bernard Léon Bernard
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