German, English, French
First adaptation from the well-known Victor Hugo's novel, with an incredible performance by Lon Chaney.
Paris, in the 16th century: Quasimodo, the hunchback raised in Notre-Dame Cathedral, falls hopelessly in love with the lovely and unattainable Gypsy girl, Esmeralda. He rescues the beauty, in this moving classic which has been staged so many times.
Based loosely on Victor Hugo's novel, this was a lavish production endowed with a budget that was considerable at the time. Since 1925, it has been viewable only in shortened versions, which gave it a poor reputation. This version, newly restored in high definition from a full-length, tinted print miraculously found in 2006, finally does justice to the splendor of the masterpiece. The film again becomes the superproduction it was intended to be.