Hallmark Hall of Fame (02/04/82)
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Summary:Sumptuous fourteenth film version of the Victor Hugo classic with Anthony Hopkins' Quasimodo earning him an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Actor. Trivia buffs will note that this film's two stars -- Hopkins and Derek Jacobi, as Dom Claude Frollo, were TV's most famous Hitlers. Robert Powell, who was Christ in "Jesus of Nazareth", returns to TV in the role of Phoebus, the Royal Archer Captain. The first film of the Hugo story was made in France in 1906. The most famous versions were the ones with Lon Chaney (1923), Charles Laughton (1939) and Anthony Quinn (1957). There also were three television productions, including a British miniseries in 1966.