Notre Dame de Paris and The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( The Hunchback of Notre Dame ) is a film American directed by Wallace Worsley and released in 1923 . The lead role is held by Lon Chaney , and the rest of the cast includes Patsy Ruth Miller , Norman Kerry , Nigel De Brulier , and Brandon Hurst . The script is based on the eponymous novel by Victor Hugo , published in 1831 .
The film was very successful, and helped make Lon Chaney a star in Hollywood . His performance and Quasimodo make-up were particularly welcomed.