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Charles Laughton endured a daily five-and-a-half- hour makeup session to become Quasimodo, the mocked and vilified bellringer of Notre Dame. The result was one of his best performances: outsized yet nuanced, heartrending yet inspiring. Maureen OHara is the gypsy 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.