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:

* AdaptedOut: Sister Gudule/Paquette only appears in the 1923 film. In all other adaptations (live-action and animated), Esmeralda is a gypsy by birth.
* AdaptationalHeroism:
** In the 1923 and 1939 films, Claude Frollo mixes this with DecompositeCharacter. He is a [[GoodShepherd saintly archdeacon]], his villainous role instead given to his brother Jehan.
** It turns out that Phoebus genuinely loves Esmeralda in the 1923 version. There was some confusion because he still was presented as a womanizer.
* 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.
* DemotedToExtra: In the 1997 version, Phobeus is just a nameless guard (Frollo frames Esmeralda for killing a minister who supports the printing press).
* 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.
* HelpMistakenForAttack: In the 1997 version, Quasimodo fights off the men Frollo hires to kidnap Esmeralda. Unfortunately, he does this ''before'' the soldiers arrive, so they believe that he's the one at fault, and refuse to listen when Gringoire tells them that Quasimodo is innocent.
* 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.
* KickTheDog: In the 1956 version, the man who administers Quasimodo's flogging drinks from his pitcher of water, then Jehan Frollo refills it...before placing it only inches away from Quasimodo, who is unable to reach it. Happily, Esmeralda gives him a drink.
* 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.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: In the 1997 version, Gringoire is the one Esmeralda falls in love with, as she has little to no contact with Phoebus.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Quasimodo in the 1939 version, and Esmeralda 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.