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Love, death, and revenge all figure in this silent melodrama about two ordinary families at war with each other. After a young woman's marriage is annulled by her father-in-law and she dies from despair, her grieving father plots to destroy his former son-in-law--no matter what cost another death might exact on both clans. Dore Davidson, Zena Keefe, and Anders Randolf star. 73 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.
One of the grandest spectacles of silent cinema, this lush adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel is fueled by Lon Chaney's wonderful (and painful) performance as Quasimodo, the deformed 15th-century Parisian bellringer who falls in love with Gypsy dancer Esmerelda (Patsy Ruth Miller) and tries to save her from execution. Multi-tinted print features a new symphonic score adapted and conducted by Robert Israel. 112 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; audio commentary; behind-the-scenes footage; bonus short "Alas And Alack" (1915); photo gallery. Silent with music score.