'The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. 1939
Victor Hugo's classic novel 'The Hunchback Of Notre Dame' was adapted for a movie and released in the best year of the Hollywood Golden era i.e. 1939. This William Dieterle directed version is a fine example of classic movie-making. Adding to this great film is Charles Laughton's portrayal of Quasimodo the hunchback who poignantly laments 'Why was I not made of stone like thee' to a stone statue is heart-wrenching. A Classic tale of on the lines of 'The Beauty And The Beast' theme. Presented by RKO Studios, Irish actress Maureen O'Hara made her American Film debut.