#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – King Louis XI is a wise and old king and Frollo is the Chief Justice. Frollo gazes on the gypsy girl, Esmeralda, in the church during Fool’s Day and sends Quasimodo to catch her. Quasimodo, with the girl, is captured by Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, who frees the girl. The courts sentence Quasimodo to be flogged, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. Later, at a party of nobles, Esmeralda again meets both Frollo, who is bewitched by her, and Phoebus. When Phoebus is stabbed to death, Esmeralda is accused of the murder, convicted by the court and sentenced to hang. Clopin, King of the Beggars; Gringoire, Esmeralda’s husband; and Quasimodo, the bellringer, all try different ways to save her from the gallows.
Plot: Paris, France, 1482. Frollo, Chief Justice of benevolent King Louis XI, gets infatuated by the beauty of Esmeralda, a gypsy young girl. The hunchback Quasimodo, Frollo’s protege and bell-ringer of Notre Dame, lives in peace among the bells in the heights of the immense cathedral until he is involved by the twisted magistrate in his malicious plans to free himself from Esmeralda’s alleged spell, which he believes to be the devil’s work.
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Notre Dame and Laughton
Losy in the monatge of 1939 films …somewhat is a film I believe is more enriching and florid than ” Gone With The Wind” and possibly just as romantic as ” Wuthering Heights”
Laughton’s performance is one of the most astonishing put on film ever. A Stellar cast is in place from O’ Hara to O’ Brien..What can I say , Thomas Mitchell who probably graced more films than any other actor is superb.
Hugo,s timeless classic is brought to life in black and white and with sets that make you feel ..you are there.
The great Cedric Hardwicke potrays the tormented one and for sure ..its 116 minutes of pure film making ..and it all takes place on fools day….
Why Was I Not Made of Stone, like thee?
From the upper shelf wherein reside all classic novels, comes this tortured tale of the famed disfigured man from Notre Dame. Although this story has been a staple of many generations, it returns to the silver screen ever so often to test the talents of up and coming Hollywood stars. Despite the fact that many notable actors have attempted the role, few do so adequately. Among the actors who have made the part memorable, the original challenge was Lon Chaney’s. Another was Anthony Quinn, followed by Anthony Hopkins, and even Mandy Patinkin tried the twisted body. But in my opinion, the greatest performance of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, was this one, personified by Charles Laughton. From the moment the audience and our hero meet, it’s a test of endurance. Can we bare to look upon the ugly, misshapen-ed man, who’s only crime was being born half made, hence the term “Quasi”, or will we draw back in fear as people did in his century? The story bears repeating as the tale of a horribly disfigured child, born so repulsive, that Parisians left him to die on the steps of Notre Dame. Saved, adopted and trained as a bell-ringer, by the deeply troubled, but powerful Father Frollo (Sir Cedric Hardwicke), he becomes a on-going joke around Paris, to all concerned except Frollo. The bells made him deaf, but that does not stop him from falling in love with a beautiful Gypsy girl named Esmerald. (Maureen O’Hara) She unfortunately is in love with Phobeus, a handsome soldier of the king. However it is Gringoire (Edmond O’Brien) a poet and playwright who leads the group of admirers which includes Father Frollo, to see which one will end up possessing the girl, in a time when superstition possessed most of Europe. Unlikely as it sounds it’s the bell-ringer who draws close first. An excellent adaptation of his story, Victor Hugo would have enjoyed this version best. *****
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 57 min (117 min) (Turner library print) (copyright length)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director William Dieterle
Writer Sonya Levien (screen play), Bruno Frank (adaptation), Victor Hugo
Actors Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell, Maureen O’Hara
Production Company RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Victor System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 3,197.1 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm