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.

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