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Notre Dame de Paris


(The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

1923, regia di Wallace Worsley



Scheda: Nazione: USA - ProduzioneUniversal Pictures - Distribuzione: Grapevine Video, Image Entertainment Inc., Kartes Video, MCA/Universal Pictures, Republic Pictures Corporation, Republic Pictures Home Video, Sinister Cinema, Vestron Video - Soggetto: dal romanzo Notre-Dame de Paris di Victor Hugo - Sceneggiatura: Edward T. Lowe jr., Perley Poore Sheehan - Fotografia: Tony Kornman, Robert Newhard - Montaggio: Edward Curtiss, Maurice Pivar, Sydney Singerman - Musiche: Heinz Roemheld - Formato: B.N. - Durata: 108' (94', 133').

Cast: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester, Winifred Bryson, Nigel De Brulier, Brandon Hurst, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall, Harry von Meter, Raymond Hatton, Nick De Ruiz, Eulalie Jensen, Roy Laidlaw, W. Ray Meyers, William Parke, Gladys Brockwell, John Cossar, Edwin Wallock.




Trama e commenti: - - - «Nel 1923 la Universal firmò un contratto con Chaney per due film. Volevano realizzare una versione in 12 bobine per la Super-Jewel del romanzo di Victor Hugo, Notre Dame de Paris. Questo personaggio costituisce la vera pietra miliare della singolare carriera di Chaney; infatti, in Notre Dame, egli per la prima volta fu la star indiscussa di un film a grosso budget».

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - - - «...The silent movie's title cards frequently fail to share with the audience bits of dialogue that seem as though they might be important. This makes for a distracting guessing game as we try to figure things from context, or at least assure ourselves that maybe we haven't missed anything after all. It is a particular challenge for anyone who remembers Victor Hugo's novel. The movie retains the outline of Hugo's story of a misshapen man who tries to repay the kindness of the only person who ever showed him any, Esmeralda, a woman as beautiful as he is ugly. But screenwriter Edward T. Lowe Jr. has taken several liberties in adapting the book for the screen, including making the romantic interest less villainous...».

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