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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Poster

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Quasimodo, the bell-ringer: [to one of the stone gargoyles] Why was I not made of stone - like thee?

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Quasimodo, the bell-ringer: I never realized till now how ugly I am, because you're so beautiful... I'm not a man! I'm not a beast! I'm about as shapeless as the man in the moon! I'm deaf, you know, but you can speak to me by signs.

Esmeralda: Why did you save me?

Quasimodo, the bell-ringer: You ask me why I saved you? Oh, I tried to carry you off, and the next day you gave me a drink of water and little pity.

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Quasimodo, the bell-ringer: Sanctuary! Sanctuary!

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Witness to flogging: Our whipper could make him cry.

Witness to flogging: Are you saying you have a better whipper in Marseilles than we have in Paris?

Witness to flogging: Yes!

[they knock him off the steps]

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Quasimodo, the bell-ringer: She gave me water.

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Quasimodo, the bell-ringer: [holding Esmeralda over his head, to the crowd] Sanctuary! Sanctuary!

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Quasimodo, the bell-ringer: Ohh, you asked me why I saved you. I tried to carry you off, and the next day, you gave me a drink of water, and a little pity.

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Quasimodo, the bell-ringer: [half-laughing, half-weeping] I'm about as shapeless as the man in the moon!

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Clopin: Try to take a purse out of that pocket, but if one single bell jingles, you fail.

Gringoire: And then?

Clopin: And then you hang!

Gringoire: [pondering for a moment] Can you do it?

Clopin: I'm above that sort of thing. I cut throats. I don't cut purses.

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Clopin: [to Gringoire immediately following flogging of Quasimodo] Never trust a man with pinched nostrils and thin lips.

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[Watching Esmeralda dance]

Louis XI, King of France: Doesn't she make your pulse beat faster?

The King's Physician: I'm a widower four times, sire, but I could begin all over again.

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Louis XI, King of France: Doctor, lend me half a livre.

The King's Physician: Half a livre?

Louis XI, King of France: Afraid I won't repay you?

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Gringoire: Your hands are like ice. You're not afraid are you?

Esmeralda: Not now oh Gringoire, Why did I ever come to Paris?

Gringoire: Don't cry darling

Esmeralda: I keep thinking and thinking How I came here to soften the king heart towards my people until my silly heart betrayed me for that I deserve to die.

Gringoire: You will not! I will get you free

Esmeralda: You will look out after my people when I am gone

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Frollo: The press should be destroyed and the printer hanged for blasphemy.

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