Passed | | Drama, Romance
In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.
The movie was filmed during one of the hottest summers up to that time, with temperatures regularly topping 100 degrees as Charles Laughton labored under the heavy makeup and costume. It was so hot at night that he had to sleep in wet sheets to keep cool, and the moisture usually evaporated within minutes. On top of that, he had to be at the studio by 4 a.m. each day to get into the makeup.
Louis XI, King of France:
Doesn't she make your pulse beat faster?
The King's Physician: I'm a widower four times, sire, but I could begin all over again.
As Quasimodo decides to pour molten metal on the rioters, he dances around the cauldron saying "Molten metal" three times. However, his mouth never moves.
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