Dominic West, David Oyelowo, and Lily Collins star in Victor Hugo’s epic tale.
Genres & Categories
Watch on the Free PBS App
PBS KIDS Shop
PBS Digital Downloads
Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:
tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch
it later. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one
of the services below. You’ll be able to manage
videos in your Watchlist, keep track of your favorite shows,
watch PBS in high definition, and much more!
tried to select this program as one of your favorites. But
first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the
services below. You’ll be able to manage videos in
your Watchlist, keep track of your favorite shows, watch PBS
in high definition, and much more!
To get you
watching PBS in high definition we need you to sign in to
PBS using one of the services below. You'll be able
to manage videos in your Watchlist, keep track of your
favorite shows, watch PBS in high definition, and much more!
Don’t have a PBS Account? Create one nowCreate a PBS account
Tackling the mystery of the SS Sultana
The story of the SS Sultana. What caused the deadly explosion?
Share this video:
Share this video on FacebookFacebookShare this video on TwitterTwitter
Deleted Scene: Wartime Contradictions
London professor Les Back tells Tukufu about segregation of black soldiers during WW II.
Clip | 2m 3s
Deleted Scene: Swing Kids in Hamburg
London professor Les Back tells Tukufu about WWII-era Germany's underground jazz scene.
Clip | 2m 30s
History Detectives Special Investigations Preview
The detectives are back solving the biggest mysteries in American history!
Preview | 2m 42s
Extended Interview: New insights into Abraham Lincoln
Wes Cowan interviews Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer about Rueben Hatch,
Clip | 2m 19s
Sultana mystery reveal
The History Detectives come to a conclusion about the Sultana mystery.
Clip | 3m 20s
Poet Laureate of the West
Eduardo Pagan provides background on Bob Nolan, a member of the Sons of the Pioneers.
Clip | 5m 8s
Sons of the Pioneers
Archive footage of the Sons of the Pioneers performing Tumbling Tumbleweeds.
The Real Kit Carson
Tukufu Zuberi meets with fellow detective Wes Cowan to discuss Kit Carson's background.
Clip | 3m 41s
Web Extra: Rusty Richards
Exclusive for History Detectives. Rusty Richards performs 'So You Want to be a Cowboy'.
Clip | 1m 59s
Integration Report, 1960, showing African American students arrested for staging a sit-in
President Franklin Roosevelt explains the threat of Nazi spies within the United States.
Safeguarding Military Secrets
Archive propaganda film - what can happen when the enemy gains access to military secrets.
Archive footage of Vietnam War protesters in 1966
Translating the Diary
Wes Cowan talks with translator Merle Pribbenow, who translates passages from the diary.
Clip | 3m 34s
A Wide Open Town
In this clip, cocktail expert David Wondrich describes New York saloons in the 1890s.
Clip | 2m 18s
Our Colored Heroes
Tukufu comes to Elyse for help learning about the origins of an amazing WWI poster he owns
Clip | 5m 16s
Marion County Library
Eduardo Pagan attempts to trace the life of a single slave known only as Willoby.
Clip | 4m 48s
Nazi Spy Roundup
Eduardo Pagan searches through microfiche at the public library.
Clip | 3m 45s
Dylan Plugs In
Elyse Luray talks with Bob Dylan expert Andy Greene.
Clip | 2m 59s
Shattering Race Barriers and Chart Records
Eduardo Pagan provides background on Motown Records and James Jamerson.
Clip | 4m 54s
James Jamerson Jr describes My Girl
Eduardo talks to James Jamerson Jr about his father prominent base playing.
Clip | 50s
Elyse speaks to criminology professor Alex Gerould about the wanted scrapbook.
Clip | 1m 48s
Snapshots of Crime and Law Enforcement
Clint Black meets Elyse Luray and tells her how he came to own this book.
Clip | 3m 50s
Support for PBS.org provided by: