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John Gay (written for television by)
Victor Hugo (novel)
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Release Date:
4 February 1982 (USA) See more »
Evil Is The Eye Of The Beholder
A disfigured man is feared and tormented by the townspeople of Notre Dame, but he has a sensitive nature of which few are aware. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Very well done, both as an adaptation and on its own terms See more (10 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anthony Hopkins ... Quasimodo

Derek Jacobi ... Dom Claude Frollo

David Suchet ... Clopin Trouillefou
Gerry Sundquist ... Pierre Gringoire

Tim Pigott-Smith ... Philippe

John Gielgud ... Charmolue

Robert Powell ... Phoebus

Lesley-Anne Down ... Esmeralda

Nigel Hawthorne ... Magistrate at Esmeralda's trial
Roland Culver ... Bishop of Paris
Rosalie Crutchley ... Simone

David Kelly ... Tavernkeeper
Joseph Blatchley ... Albert
Dave Hill ... Coppenhole
Donald Eccles ... Judge

Timothy Bateson ... Commerce
Jack Klaff ... Officer
Timothy Morand ... Maurice
Martin Carroll ... Herald
Hugo De Vernier ... Nobility
Eunice Black ... Clergy

Kenny Baker ... Pick Pocket
Michael Burrell ... Clerical Aide
Anthony Carrick ... Auditor (as Antony Carrick)
John Kidd ... 1st Physician
Stanley Lebor ... Torturer
Norman Lumsden ... King's Attorney
John Rutland ... 2nd Old Man
Wally Thomas ... 1st Old Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Rietty ... Dubbing (voice)
June Brown ... Woman in cathedral (uncredited)
John Cannon ... Theif (uncredited)
Roy Evans ... Ugliest Man Contestant (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Peasant (uncredited)
Oliver MacGreevy ... Theif (uncredited)
James Payne ... Villager (uncredited)
Pam St. Clement ... Woman in cathedral (uncredited)
Alan Webb ... Judge at Quasimodo's trial (uncredited)
Jerold Wells ... Man In Crowd (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Tuchner 
Writing credits
John Gay (written for television by)

Victor Hugo (novel "Notre Dame de Paris")

Produced by
Malcolm J. Christopher .... associate producer (as Malcolm Christopher)
Norman Rosemont .... producer
Original Music by
Ken Thorne  (as Kenneth Thorne)
Cinematography by
Alan Hume 
Film Editing by
Keith Palmer 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
Production Design by
John Stoll 
Art Direction by
Bill Bennison 
Set Decoration by
Harry Cordwell 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
Makeup Department
Beryl Lerman .... makeup artist
Nick Maley .... makeup creator: Mr. Hopkins
Michael Morris .... makeup artist
Barbara Ritchie .... chief hairdresser
Bobbie Smith .... hair stylist
Gloria Maley .... special makeup effects crew (uncredited)
Marian Nicholson .... special makeup effects crew (uncredited)
Production Management
Donald Toms .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Baker .... assistant director
Jack Lowin .... second unit director
Art Department
Bill MacLaren .... construction manager
Sound Department
John Ireland .... sound editor
John W. Mitchell .... sound mixer (as John Mitchell)
Hugh Strain .... dubbing mixer
Special Effects by
John Morris .... special effects supervisor
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Cliff Culley .... optical effects
Alf Joint .... stunt arranger
Stuart St. Paul .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator
Joe Finn .... supervising electrician
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
Frank Watts .... camera operator: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Norman Dickens .... wardrobe master
Editorial Department
Bob Mullen .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ken Thorne .... conductor (as Kenneth Thorne)
Other crew
Jeffrey Broom .... production accountant
Eleanor Fazan .... choreographer
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (as Geoffrey Freeman)
Pat Pennelegion .... production assistant
June Randall .... continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (#31.2)" - USA (anthology series)
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150 min | USA:102 min | UK:98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Last film part for Alan Webb.See more »
[last lines]
[the word reverbs while Quasimodo falls to his death]
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Movie Connections:
Edited into "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Very well done, both as an adaptation and on its own terms, 1 September 2011
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I love the book, and I love the 1939 film which I found beautifully made, memorably performed and very poignant and the Disney film for while it is not a true adaptation the animation and music more than make up for me and Frollo is one of Disney's most interesting characters.

This Hallmark Hall of Fame adaptation is not as good as these two in my view, but it is one of the truer adaptations of the book especially in its depiction of Frollo. Two scenes didn't work for me, the Festival of Fools scene which was in need of much more jollity and the Court of Miracles scene which while well acted and set lacked intensity.

However, two scenes in particular did stand out as very powerful, the angry mob scene which is one of the more vivid depictions of that particular scene of any film based on the classic novel and the ending which killed me emotionally.

This Hunchback of Notre Dame does look gorgeous with excellent photography and sumptuous costumes and settings, though I kind of agree that black and white would have given it a more Gothic tone. The story still maintains its emotional impact, the script is thoughtful and literate and Ken Thorne's music is memorable and never too obtrusive.

The acting is spot on. Lesley-Anne Downe is a breathtakingly beautiful and sensual Esmeralda and David Suchet in a role completely different to his Poirot persona(quite a shock if you ask me) is a grotesque Clopin. Anthony Hopkins is a poignant Quasimodo, but it was Derek Jacobi who nails his tortured and complex character that made the adaptation for me.

In conclusion, very well done. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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