The Hunchback of Notre Dame

King Louis XI is a wise and old king and Frollo is the Chief Justice. Frollo gazes on the gypsy girl, Esmeralda, in the church during Fool’s Day and sends Quasimodo to catch her. Quasimodo, with the girl, is captured by Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, who frees the girl. The courts sentence Quasimodo to be flogged, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. Later, at a party of nobles, Esmeralda again meets both Frollo, who is bewitched by her, and Phoebus. When Phoebus is stabbed to death, Esmeralda is accused of the murder, convicted by the court and sentenced to hang. Clopin, King of the Beggars; Gringoire, Esmeralda’s husband; and Quasimodo, the bellringer, all try different ways to save her from the gallows.

Directors: William Dieterle
Actors: Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell, Maureen O'Hara, Edmond O'Brien, Alan Marshal, Walter Hampden, Harry Davenport, Katharine Alexander, George Zucco, Fritz Leiber
Countrys: USA

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Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
7.9 8,882 1939-12-29 116

Crew Details

Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
DirectorWilliam DieterleNovelVictor Hugo
ScreenplaySonya LevienProducerPandro S. Berman
Original Music ComposerAlfred NewmanDirector of PhotographyJoseph H. August
EditorWilliam HamiltonEditorRobert Wise
Makeup Department HeadMel Berns

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