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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Details

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Better known as , this opulent French production is the second talkie version of Victor Hugo's famous novel. Buried under mounds of latex, Anthony Quinn does his best as the deformed bellringer Quasimodo, though he comes off more as a punchdrunk ex-pug than a literal interpretation of Hugo's tragic protagonist. Somewhat more effective within the film's framework is Gina Lollobrigida as gypsy dancing girl Esmerelda, whose friendship with Quasimodo motivates the story. As in previous adaptations of the Hugo novel, the villain Frolio (Alain Cluny), originally a priest, is given a less-controversial station in life: in this case, he is an alchemist rather than a man of the cloth. Otherwise, Notre Dame de Paris is one of the more faithful renditions of the original novel, even unto retaining Hugo's unhappy ending. When first released in the U.S. by Allied Artists, the film was titled Gina Lollobrigida, to avoid a copyright conflict with RKO's 1939 adaptation of Gina Lollobrigida. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Gina Lollobrigida
as Esmeralda
Anthony Quinn
as Quasimodo
Jean Danet
as Capt. Phoebus
Dr. Robert Hirsch
as Gringoire
Alain Cuny
as Claude Frollo
Maurice Sarfati
as Jehan Frollo
Philippe Clay
as Clopin Trouillefou
Danielle Dumont
as Fleur de Lys
Jean Tissier
as Louis XI
Madeleine Barbulee
as Mme. Lecornu
Roger Blin
as Mathias Hungadi
Paul Bonifas
as Maitre Lecomu
Georges Douking
as Hoodlum
Jacques Dufilho
as Guillaume Rousseau
Daniel Emilfork
as Andry Le Rouse
Jacques Hilling
as Charmolue
Albert Michel
as Night Watchman
Albert Remy
as Jupiter
Boris Vian
as The Cardinal
Camille Guerini
as The President
Hubert DeLapparent
as Haraucourt
Valentine Tessier
as Aloyse de Gondelaurier
Jean Martin
Georges Douking
as Hoodlum
Albert Michel
as Night Watchman
Hubert DeLapparent
as Haraucourt
Boris Vian
as The Cardinal
Paul Bonifas
as Maitre Lecomu
Madeleine Barbulee
as Mme. Lecornu
Roger Blin
as Mathias Hungadi
Jacques Dufilho
as Guillaume Rousseau
Valentine Tessier
as Aloyse de Gondelaurier
Albert Remy
as Jupiter
Jacques Hilling
as Charmolue
Camille Guerini
as The President
Daniel Emilfork
as Andry Le Rouse

Crew

Jean Delannoy
Director
Robert Hakim
Producer
Raymond Hakim
Producer
Jean Aurenche
Screenwriter
Jacques Prévert
Screenwriter
Georges Auric
Composer (Music Score)
Georges Auric
Songwriter
Paul Lafargs
Songwriter
Henri Taverna
Editor
Georges Benda
Costume Designer
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