The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1957)
Anthony Quinn and Gina Lollobrigida are the only English-speaking actors in Jean Dellanoy’s turgid 1956 French version of the Victor Hugo classic. An elaborate production which failed to catch on with audiences or critics, although it’s one of the most faithful adaptations.
About Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro says he has “a fetish for insects, clockwork, monsters, dark places, and unborn things.” One of the major talents in modern cinema, the Mexican-born del Toro has directed a variety of memorable films, from comic book adaptations (Hellboy, plus Blade II) to fantasy and horror (The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth), all of which have been critically acclaimed. His breakout debut film, Cronos, began his long association with favorite actor Ron Perlman, who returned for Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Guillermo also directed the 2013 summer blockbuster Pacific Rim. Guillermo won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for his 2017 film The Shape of Water. His most revered monsters are Frankenstein’s monster and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, neither of whom are Catholic.