Fredric March, Charles Laugton and Sir Cedric Hardwicke head the brilliant cast of "Les Miserables," Darryl Zanuck's 20th Century production of the Victor Hugo classic, which comes to the Capitol Theatre Thursday and Friday only.

March is seen as the hero, Jean Valjean, who spends five bitter years in the galleys of a French prison ship for the theft of a loaf of bread and finds his whole life shadowed by this petty crime.

Laughton is cast as Javert, the fanatical detective who hounds him, and Hardwicke plays the beneficial Bishop Bienvenu.