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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Charles Laughton
Cedric Hardwicke
Thomas Mitchell
Maureen O'Hara
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William Dieterle
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Sonya Levien
Bruno Frank
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame


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Plot
A small act of kindness persuades the harangued bellringer Quasimodo to protect Esmeralda, when the gypsy girl takes sanctuary in the medieval Parisian cathedral of Notre Dame after she's accused of killing her lover by the hypocritical Count Frollo.


Verdict
Powerful and moving, lavish Hollywood version of the many-layered romance.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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