An adaptation of Hugo's classic novel much different from Disney's or Lon Chaney's (as it sticks to the original source) but still timeless with Laughton as Quasimodo (could see influence on Hurt as THE ELEPHANT MAN decades later), O'Hara as Esmeralda (before working with "The Duke"), and Hardwicke as Frollo (comparable to Jay in Disney's take).
New Blu-Ray Warner release that is undoubtedly one of the best releases of 2015. I won't quarrel over Charles Laughton's performance and Maureen O'Hara's beauty because you'll win. I'd just say that almost nothing of Victor Hugo's novel can be found here because this masterpiece was misrepresented in order to please the American audience. If you can bear this, you'll enjoy this film directed by German born Dieterle.
The great school of Max Reinhardt and the German Caligarism in one of its more refined cinematic expressions, with a huge Charles Laughton that, for sure - if that is possible - inspired John Hurt for his no less impressive performance as Elephant Man for Lynch. From the movements of the masses - as great as DeMille's - to the immense expressiveness of forms and spaces, a treaty of materiality.
ne kızmış arkadaş paris'i birbirine kattı :) şairler sanatkarlar soylular hırsızlar hatta kral bile esmeralda'yı bekler dururmuş Charles Laughton yani Quasimodo sağ olsun oyunculuğuyla filmi kurtaran adamdır avrupada böyle kral bulsak rönesansı 10.yy da yapardık :) demez mi adamlar