Note: This is an entry in the Chaney Blogathon hosted by the lovely Movies, Silently (whose wonderful blog can be found here: http://moviessilently.com/) and The Last Drive In (whose equally wonderful site can be found here: http://thelastdrivein.com/).
Normally, I would wonder why a movie’s title character isn’t at the forefront of a poster, instead being pushed to the background. It’s an odd choice to be sure. The title character usually is the center of attention, the person around which the whole story hinges. This is not the case with the 1923 silent adaption of the famous Victor Hugo novel, which suffers from this difference from the norm.