The third in the series of films de luxe based upon incidents of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. Cosette will be found to be a worthy successor to The Galley Slave and Fantine. Although telling a complete story in itself, the action forms a continuation of the earlier releases. Jean Valjean has escaped from the galleys at Toulon and is supposed to have been drowned, but he is seen emerging from the sea and concealing himself in the thicket. He makes his way to the little village of Montfermeil, where, when eluding the police after the galley slave bad been recognized as M. Madeleine, the Mayor of his town, he buried the money be withdrew from the Paris bank. Provided with funds be makes his way to the inn of the Thenardiers, where poor little Cosette, the child of the dead Fantine, is the slave of the brutal innkeeper and his still more callous wife. Jean purchases Cosette's freedom, but Thenardier repents his bargain and the letter given Jean by Fantine, to whom he had promised the ...
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