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Hunchback Of Notre Dame


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  Hunchback Of Notre Dame Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
8.53 /10
 
Starring
Charles Laughton , Maureen O’Hara , Cedric Hardwicke
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Directed by: William Dieterle
Written by: Sonya Levien, Bruno Frank


 
 
 
Released: 1939
   
Genre: HORROR
DRAMA
REMAKE
ROMANCE
COSTUME
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 117
 
 


 

Hunchback (Charles Laughton) falls for gypsy girl (Maureen O’ Hara) in mediaeval Paris.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Charles Laughton has a swinging time as perhaps the most likeable monster in cinematic history. Maureen O’Hara looks beautiful and is even more touching than Laughton, who plays a little too much for audience sympathy. Director William Dieterle splendidly evokes the Middle Ages, and Alfred Newman’s score deserved its Oscar. Sets, costumes and acting combine to make this one of the few re-makes to surpass the original.

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