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3.8
174 Ratings

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Directed by Wallace Worsley
United States, 1923
Drama, Silent

Synopsis

In fifteenth century Paris, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen. Meanwhile, a revolution is brewing…

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Directed by Wallace Worsley

Critics reviews

Elmer Sheeley’s vast sets are alternately crammed with extras or impressively emptied out. The film develops its spectacle from that juxtaposition, as well as the interplay between Quasimodo and the mob… Astonishingly nimble despite his rubber hump and harness, Chaney capers up and down the cathedral facade. As if hypnotized by the 39-year-old actor’s athleticism, his supporting cast is prone to dramatic overemphasis — usually in vain.
April 03, 2014
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