Saturday 11 June at 8:00 pm in the Templar Arts & Leisure Centre
(doors open at 7:30pm for complimentary refreshments)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Cert: N/A, 117 mins
With huge sets, rousing action scenes and a versatile throng portraying a medieval Paris of cutthroats, beggars, clergy and nobles, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1939) remains one of Hollywood’s greatest spectacles.
Charles Laughton endured a daily five-and-a-half-hour make up session to become Quasimodo, the mocked and vilified bellringer of Notre Dame, resulting in one of his best performances. Maureen O’Hara is the gipsy Esmeralda, whose simple act of pity frees the emotions within him. When she is wrongly condemned, he rescues her from hanging, sweeping all of Paris into a fight for justice.
The film will be followed by a short interview with Maureen O”Hara describing the making of the film.