Melodrama: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

- Director: Wallace Worsley

- IMDb user rating: 7.2

- Metascore: data not available

- Runtime: 133 minutes

Actor Lon Chaney cemented his status as a Hollywood horror star with “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” playing disfigured bellringer Quasimodo, who protects a gypsy named Esmeralda from harm. The movie became Universal’s most successful silent film at the time, with hammy acting and emotional heft that can only be categorized as melodramatic. Content Exchange Content Exchange