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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)

Notre-Dame de Paris (original title)
The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo.

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Jean Danet ...
Alain Cuny ...
Robert Hirsch ...
Danielle Dumont ...
Philippe Clay ...
Maurice Sarfati ...
Jean Tissier ...
Valentine Tessier ...
Aloyse de Gondelaurier
Jacques Hilling ...
Maitre Charmolue
Jacques Dufilho ...
Guillaume Rousseau
Roger Blin ...
Mathias Hungadi
Marianne Oswald ...
La Falourdel
Roland Bailly ...
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Storyline

Paris, 1482. Today is the festival of the fools, taking place like each year in the square outside Cathedral Notre Dame. Among jugglers and other entertainers, Esmeralda, a sensuous gypsy, performs a bewitching dance in front of delighted spectators. From up in a tower of the cathedral, Frollo, an alchemist, gazes at her lustfully. Later in the night, Frollo orders Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer and his faithful servant, to kidnap Esmeralda. But when the ugly freak comes close to her is touched by the young woman's beauty... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Rated PG for violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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3 November 1957 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Anthony Quinn was not dubbed in the french version either, a very uncommon practice for foreign actors at that time. See more »

Quotes

Esmeralda: [dying] Life is wonderful.
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Soundtracks

Danza di Esmeralda
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Performed by Gina Lollobrigida
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27 February 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

it remains a delight. for performance of Quinn and Lollobrigida. for respect for novel. for delicate nuances of adaptation. and, sure, for the virtue to be French. because the tradition of cinema is basic seduction instrument in this case. and that makes difference between it and Hollywood productions of period. at first sigh, interesting is use of public expectations.Anthony Quinn from La Strada does , in new nuances, same kind of role. but sparkles are different and its character is end for Zampano image. beautiful Lollobrigida gives the show of Esmeralda in her personal manner. but, in this case, too, the character is more than a poster. her Esmeralda breathes, loves and fights. she is voluptuous and innocent. and , in this manner, the film remains touching. story is realistic. the work remains fresh. and seductive.


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