THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (William Dieterle, 1939)

It contains the set-piece wherein, swinging on a rope, Quasimodo saves Esmeralda, the gypsy girl with whom he is smitten, who has been framed for a capital crime and is about to be executed, and delivers her to church sanctuary, causing the people of Paris to send up unbridled cheers: with director William Dieterle’s cunning […]