Hunchback of Notre Dame, The – Trailer (1939)



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King Louis XI is a wise and old king and Frollo is the Chief Justice. Frollo gazes on the gypsy girl, Esmeralda, in the church during Fool’s Day and sends Quasimodo to catch her. Quasimodo, with the girl, is captured by Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, who frees the girl. The courts sentence Quasimodo to be flogged, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. Later, at a party of nobles, Esmeralda again meets both Frollo, who is bewitched by her, and Phoebus. When Phoebus is stabbed to death, Esmeralda is accused of the murder, convicted by the court and sentenced to hang. Clopin, King of the Beggars, Gringoire the Husband of Esmeralda, and Quasimodo, the bellringer, all try different ways to save her from the gallows.

PBS39 Scholastic Scrimmage: Notre Dame vs Emmaus



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( 402) Scholastic Scrimmage, now in its 44th year involves more than 130 students from 29 schools in our region competing in this televised academic quiz show each year. At the end of the season, the top two schools win cash prizes for their schools, provided by program partner grants.

Pacitti, a Lehigh Valley native, will act as moderator while two teams of four high school students each battle head to head on subjects such as humanities, science, the arts, and mathematics.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Music Circus – August 23-28 – Sizzle Reel



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This is a short video with footage and music from a live performance of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for the 2016 season Music Circus in Sacramento.

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It’s the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).

Music Circus is one of just three companies that Disney Theatricals has selected to stage the musical this season, and it has been previously produced only twice in the United States. With a lush, emotionally rich score and beautiful choral arrangements, this epic musical is a dramatic retelling of the tragic Hugo classic. Darker than the Disney film, closer in plot to the novel, the musical showcases the film’s Oscar®-nominated score and introduces stunning new songs.

Video footage provided by Hank Coffin. Editing provided by Ilana Hack.

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“Sanctuary!” – Charles Laughton ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’



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Here is a scene from one of the greatest films of the 1930s. The gypsy girl Esmeralda (Maureen O’Hara) has been sentenced to hang for witchcraft in front of Notre Dame cathedral by the Chief Justice (Sir Cedric Hardwicke). She is saved from certain death by the cathedral bell-ringer Quasimodo (Charles Laughton) to the delight of Gringoire, who loves her (played by a young Edmond O’Brien) and given sanctuary.

Halliwell’s Film Guide writes: “This superb 1939 remake is one of the best examples of Hollywood expertise at work; art direction, set construction, costumes, camera, lighting and above all direction brilliantly support an irresistible story and bravura acting.”

The set of Notre Dame Cathedral was still standing from the 1923 Lon Chaney silent version, so was re-used in this picture. The director (William Dieterle) was noted for his handling of huge crowds, as here, who had to endure a Californian heatwave during the outdoor scenes. The musical score was one of Alfred Newman’s finest and was nominated for an Oscar. However, there were in fact no Oscar wins for this film in 1939 but it was up against enormous competition, with ‘Gone with the Wind’ sweeping the board that year. Nevertheless it remains a classic movie and contains one of Laughton’s very finest screen roles. (Scene uploaded from the Warner Bros. DVD with all due acknowledgements.)

Dragnet: Big Escape / Big Man Part 1 / Big Man Part 2



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Dragnet is a radio and television crime drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from an actual police term, a “dragnet”, meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.

Dragnet debuted inauspiciously. The first several months were bumpy, as Webb and company worked out the program’s format and eventually became comfortable with their characters (Friday was originally portrayed as more brash and forceful than his later usually relaxed demeanor). Gradually, Friday’s deadpan, fast-talking persona emerged, described by John Dunning as “a cop’s cop, tough but not hard, conservative but caring.” (Dunning, 210) Friday’s first partner was Sergeant Ben Romero, portrayed by Barton Yarborough, a longtime radio actor. After Yarborough’s death in 1951 (and therefore Romero’s, who also died of a heart attack, as acknowledged on the December 27, 1951 episode “The Big Sorrow”), Friday was partnered with Sergeant Ed Jacobs (December 27, 1951 – April 10, 1952, subsequently transferred to the Police Academy as an instructor), played by Barney Phillips; Officer Bill Lockwood (Ben Romero’s nephew, April 17, 1952 – May 8, 1952), played by Martin Milner (with Ken Peters taking the role for the June 12, 1952 episode “The Big Donation”); and finally Frank Smith, played first by Herb Ellis (1952), then Ben Alexander (September 21, 1952-1959). Raymond Burr was on board to play the Chief of Detectives. When Dragnet hit its stride, it became one of radio’s top-rated shows.
Webb insisted on realism in every aspect of the show. The dialogue was clipped, understated and sparse, influenced by the hardboiled school of crime fiction. Scripts were fast moving but didn’t seem rushed. Every aspect of police work was chronicled, step by step: From patrols and paperwork, to crime scene investigation, lab work and questioning witnesses or suspects. The detectives’ personal lives were mentioned but rarely took center stage. (Friday was a bachelor who lived with his mother; Romero, a Mexican-American from Texas, was an ever fretful husband and father.) “Underplaying is still acting”, Webb told Time. “We try to make it as real as a guy pouring a cup of coffee.” (Dunning, 209) Los Angeles police chiefs C.B. Horrall, William A. Worton, and (later) William H. Parker were credited as consultants, and many police officers were fans.

Most of the later episodes were entitled “The Big _____”, where the key word denoted a person or thing in the plot. In numerous episodes, this would the principal suspect, victim, or physical target of the crime, but in others was often a seemingly inconsequential detail eventually revealed to be key evidence in solving the crime. For example, in “The Big Streetcar” the background noise of a passing streetcar helps to establish the location of a phone booth used by the suspect.

Throughout the series’ radio years, one can find interesting glimpses of pre-renewal Downtown L.A., still full of working class residents and the cheap bars, cafes, hotels and boarding houses which served them. At the climax of the early episode “James Vickers”, the chase leads to the Subway Terminal Building, where the robber flees into one of the tunnels only to be killed by an oncoming train. Meanwhile, by contrast, in other episodes set in outlying areas, it is clear that the locations in question are far less built up than they are today. Today, the Imperial Highway, extending 40 miles east from El Segundo to Anaheim, is a heavily used boulevard lined almost entirely with low-rise commercial development. In an early Dragnet episode scenes along the Highway, at “the road to San Pedro”, clearly indicate that it still retained much the character of a country highway at that time.

Haunted Places in Indiana



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Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, and more! Check out our picks for the top 10 most haunted places in Indiana! The Hoosier State is full of the paranormal, supernatural, and otherworldly. From Notre Dame to national parks, bridges, cemeteries, and more! Enjoy!

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Mass at The Church of Notre Dame, New York City



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This is a short version of the Holy Sacrifice of the mass, on the Third Sunday of Easter as celebrated by our wonderful pastor, Fr. Andrew Fornal, O.P., of The Church of Notre Dame, in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City. I hope you enjoy the video and may the Lord bless you.

Holy Mass Notre Dame Catholic Church, Houston Feb 14



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