Hunchback of Notre Dame

Year: 1939
Studio: RKO Pictures
Director: William Dieterle
Writer: Victor Hugo
Cast: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara
Something like a horror movie to the young kid watching it on the lounge room floor late on Friday night.

And it might not have been the titular Frankenstein-like outcast, but the dangerous mood the movie conveyed to me. When Quasimodo throws himself on his back and starts madly kicking the bells to ring them, howling with glee and Esmerelda (O'Hara) throws herself to the ground, screaming at the noise and fury assaulting her, I felt for her.

Apart from that, I remember absolutely nothing of the story, just the iconic character and the sadness and pity Charles Laughton bought to him.

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