Hunchback of Notre Dame
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Published - July 1957
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This Hunchback of Notre Dame comic book is based on the 1956 French film version of Victor Hugo's novel. It stars Anthony Quinn as Quasimodo and Gina Lollobrigida as Esmeralda. In the tradition of many sword and sandal spectacles, Quinn and Lollobrigida are the only two actors in the film who actually speak in English; the rest of the cast is made up of French actors whose voices were dubbed into English. The film is the one of the few adaptations to use Victor Hugo's original ending; although Esmeralda is killed by a stray arrow rather than hanged, a voiceover narration tells us at the end that several years afterward, an excavation group finds the skeletons of Quasimodo and Esmeralda intertwined in an embrace. Esmeralda's last words were: "Life is wonderful" ("C'est beau, la vie").