The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

1939 • 116 minutes
25 reviews
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Victor Hugo's epic novel Notre-Dame de Paris comes to life in this masterful film adaptation--The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Paris, 1482. At a time when the inevitable change of the coming Renaissance roils medieval France, the beauty of the poor, outcast gypsy Esmeralda (Maureen O'Hara) becomes an uncontrollable lure for corrupt High Justice Frollo (Cedric Hardwicke), valiant, handsome Captain Phoebus (Alan Marshall), impoverished poet Gringoire (Academy Award winner Edmund O'Brien) and, not least, the hideous, kind and noble hunchback, Quasimodo (Academy Award winner Charles Laughton). Now the desire these four men feel for Esmeralda will lead to tragedy in one of the greatest romantic dramas ever filmed.

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25 reviews
June 12, 2021
Wonderful movie. Not a great deal of artistical things . It really makes you think it happened. Acting very good.
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Jessie Orozco
July 26, 2020
I wouldnt recommend. ALL Thumbs DOWN!
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Barbara Carew
April 26, 2020
Great period film. It plays off the besuty and the beast theme but with a good story and lots of heart.
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