Dom Claude (Nigel de Brulier) 1923 Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Dom Claude (Nigel de Brulier) 1923 Hunchback of Notre Dame

Dom Claude in the 1923 version of Hunchback represents the religious aspect of Frollo’s character. He is also the brother of the evil Jehan though they don’t interact much. In fact if it wasn’t for a few text cards you wouldn’t really even know. In the 1939 version the brothers actually had scenes together.

 

Dom Claude (Nigel de Brulier) with Esmeralda (Patsy Ruth Miller) & Quaismodo (Lon Chaney) 1923 Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Dom Claude (Nigel de Brulier) with Esmeralda (Patsy Ruth Miller) & Quaismodo (Lon Chaney)

 

Basically¬† this guy is a saint. He’s kind and sticks up for the little guys i.e. Quasimodo and Esmeralda. In fact despite Quasimodo being Jehan’s “Slave” Quasimodo spends more screen time with Dom Claude and generally seems to like Claude better.

 

Dom Claude (Nigel de Brulier) with Clopin (Ernest Torrence ) 1923 Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Dom Claude (Nigel de Brulier) with Clopin (Ernest Torrence )

 

He is also well respected. This is proven by Clopin’s interaction with him where Clopin seem to back down to him.

 

Dom Claude (Nigel de Brulier) 1923 Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Dom Claude (Nigel de Brulier) 1923 Hunchback of Notre Dame

 

Basically his ONLY function in this film is to give plot exposition because after it has to go somewhere.

 

Dom Claude (Nigel de Brulier) 1923 Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Dom Claude (Nigel de Brulier) 1923 Hunchback of Notre Dame

 

Next Time; Sister Gudule or “Godule” as she is credited

Gudule (Gladys Brockwell) Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923 picture image

Gudule (Gladys Brockwell) Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923

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