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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956 film)

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Genre  Drama, History, Horror
Country  Italy/France
6.8/10 IMDb

Director  Jean Delannoy
Budget  1 million USD
Language  French
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Writer  Victor Hugo, Jacques Prevert, Ben Hecht
Release date  December 19, 1956 (1956-12-19)
Based on  The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
Adapted from  The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Cast  Gina Lollobrigida (Esmeralda), Anthony Quinn (Quasimodo), Jean Danet (Phoebus de Chateaupers), Alain Cuny (Claude Frollo), Robert Hirsch (Pierre Gringoire), Danielle Dumont (Fleur de Lys)
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Tagline  The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (in French Notre-Dame de Paris) is a 1956 French-Italian film version of Victor Hugo's novel of the same name, directed by Jean Delannoy and produced by Raymond Hakim and Robert Hakim. The film is the first version of the novel to be made in color.


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It stars US actor Anthony Quinn as Quasimodo and Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida as Esmeralda. In the tradition of many sword and sandal spectacles, Quinn and Lollobrigida are the only two actors in the film who actually speak in English; the rest of the cast is made up of French actors who have had their voices dubbed into English. Anthony Quinn's portrayal of the hunchback Quasimodo is more human and less horrific than most other portrayals. Instead of having a huge hump and a hideously deformed face, he only has a small curve in his spine and a slightly deformed face. The film is one of the few adaptations to use Victor Hugo's original ending; although Esmeralda is killed by a stray arrow rather than hanged. Esmeralda's last words were: "Life is wonderful" ("C'est beau, la vie"). A voiceover narration tells us at the end that several years afterward, an excavation group finds the skeletons of Quasimodo and Esmeralda intertwined in an embrace.

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  • Gina Lollobrigida as Esmeralda
  • Anthony Quinn as Quasimodo
  • Jean Danet as Phoebus de Chateaupers
  • Alain Cuny as Claude Frollo
  • Robert Hirsch as Pierre Gringoire
  • Danielle Dumont as Fleur de Lys
  • Philippe Clay as Clopin Trouillefou
  • Maurice Sarfati as Jehan Frollo
  • Jean Tissier as King Louis XI
  • Valentine Tessier as Aloyse de Gondelaurier
  • Jacques Hilling as Maitre Charmolue
  • Jacques Dufilho as Guillaume Rousseau
  • Roger Blin as Mathias Hungadi Spicali
  • Marianne Oswald as La Falourdel
  • Roland Bailly as The Hangman
  • Piéral as The Dwarf
  • Camille Guérini as The President
  • Damia as The Beggar
  • Robert Lombard as Jacques Coppenole
  • Albert Rémy as Jupiter
  • Hubert de Lapparent as Guillaume de Harancourt
  • Boris Vian as Cardinal Charles of Bourbon
  • Georges Douking as A Thief
  • Paul Bonifas as Master Lecornu
  • Madeleine Barbulée as Madame Outarde
  • Albert Michel as Night Watchman
  • Daniel Emilfork as Andry le Rouge
  • Comic book adaption

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  • Dell Four Color #854 (July 1957)

  • References

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