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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) was a Silent Films - Drama Film directed by Wallace Worsley and produced by Irving Thalberg and Carl Laemmle.

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Quasimodo: [title card] Sanctuary! Sanctuary!

Quasimodo: Why was I not made of stone, like thee?

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This film was the first to use intercom technology to act as a communication device between the director and his assistants during production. Western Electric provided the wireless communication. This is standard equipment on large-scale films today.
The myth that Irving Thalberg came up with the idea for the movie was dispelled when it was discovered through telegrams and contracts in the collection of Alfred Grasso, Lon Chaney's manager, that Chaney himself suggested not only the story but who would be cast and who would direct. Chaney's original pick for director was actually Frank Borzage, not Wallace Worsley (who had directed several other pictures for Chaney). Erich von Stroheim, Allen Holubar, Chester Withey and Emile Chautard were all considered as well.
Poor quality transfers of the film are due to the fact that the film only survives in 16mm form, mainly through Universal's "Show-At-Home" film rental library. About 10-15 minutes of footage still remains missing.
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