Watch The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- 1 hr 40 min
This silent film based on the Victor Hugo novel, is considered to be the magnum opus of actor Lon Chaney. Chaney (Quasimodo) falls into an ill-fated love with Patsy Ruth Miller (Esmarelda). Many suitors try to protect Esmerelda from following her gypsy instincts into an underground world where terror is equated with love. The backdrop of old Paris provides an unusually stirring maze of urban pitfalls. The score to this film was the fatalistic tone poem “The Planets,” composed by Gustav Holst.