The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)

Director
Jean Delannoy

Main cast
Gina Lollobrigida; Anthony Quinn; Jean Danet; Alain Cuny; Robert Hirsch

Genres
Horror, Drama, History

Description
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...


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