There have been numerous live-action film versions of ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'':

The American 1923 black-and-white silent version produced by {{Universal}} featured Creator/LonChaney as Quasimodo.

The American 1939 black-and-white sound version produced by RKO Pictures featured Creator/CharlesLaughton as Quasimodo and Creator/MaureenOHara as Esmeralda.

The French-Italian 1956 color version produced by Paris Film Productions and Panitalia featured Creator/AnthonyQuinn as Quasimodo and Creator/GinaLollobrigida as Esmeralda.

The British-American 1982 version produced by Norman Rosemont and Malcolm J. Christopher featured Creator/AnthonyHopkins as Quasimodo and Creator/DerekJacobi as Frollo.

The 1997 television film produced by Stephane Reichel and directed by Peter Medak featured Creator/MandyPatinkin as Quasimodo, Creator/SalmaHayek as Esmeralda and Creator/RichardHarris as Frollo.

For the Disney version, click [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame here]].

!!These films provide examples of:

* AdaptationalHeroism / DecompositeCharacter: In the 1923 and 1939 films, Claude Frollo becomes a saintly archdeacon, his villainous role instead given to his brother Jehan.
* BatteringRam: In all versions, Quasimodo drops a long piece of wood onto the rabble attacking Notre Dame and the rabble use it as an improvised battering ram.
* ChronicVillainy: In the 1997 film, after being forced to publicly confess and being forgiven by [[spoiler:Quasimodo, a newly reformed Frollo relapses into homicidal madness upon seeing Esmeralda.]]
* CountingToThree: In the 1939 version, when confronted with a begger who refuses to pay his share into the common fund, Clopin gives him to the count of three to reconsider -- and stabs him just as he says, "Three."
* DeathByAdaptation: Frollo's stabbing of [[spoiler:Phoebus is fatal]] in the 1939 version.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Quasimodo in the 1939 film (in all the others, [[spoiler:his death makes this trope moot.]])
* FeelNoPain: In the 1939 film, when Quasimodo is whipped, he shows no signs of pain. Onlookers are stunned.
* TheGrotesque: Quasimodo in all versions. Anthony Quinn's version is by far the least grotesque.
* HighAltitudeInterrogation: [[spoiler:Quasimodo]] holds [[spoiler:Frollo]] over the edge of Notre Dame in the 1997 film, in order to make him confess to the murder for which [[spoiler:Esmeralda]] was blamed.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: The 1923, 1939, 1956 and 1997 versions feature King Louis XI of France.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Quasimodo]] does this to [[spoiler:Frollo]] in the 1982 version.
* MurderByMistake: In the 1997 film, Frollo picks up a dagger to kill Esmeralda; [[spoiler:Quasimodo]] intervenes and is unintentionally and fatally stabbed as a result.
* MyEyesAreUpHere: The 1939 version has sexually frustrated villain Frollo staring at Esmeralda's breasts when they meet for the first time.
* ThePenance: Frollo whips himself severely several times in the 1997 film, in a vain attempt to curb his desire for Esmeralda.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Quasimodo in the 1939 version, and Esmerelda in the 1923, 1939, 1982 and 1997 versions.]]
* ATasteOfTheLash: Quasimodo gets flogged in all versions. Frollo does this to himself in the 1997 version.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After Esmeralda is released, the rioters end their siege of Notre Dame and happily escort her through Paris. Their dead and dying comrades are quickly forgotten.