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The White Tower (1950)

 -  Adventure  -  24 June 1950 (USA)
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Six people come together in the Swiss Alps to climb a mountain, known as 'The White Tower,' which has never been climbed. While struggling together to conquer the obstacle, each climber shows his true worth, or lack of.

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Martin Ordway
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Carla Alton (as Valli)
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Paul Delambre
Oskar Homolka ...
Andreas (as Oscar Homolka)
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Dr. Nicholas Radcliffe (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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Mr. Hein
June Clayworth ...
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Storyline

The White Tower, a Matterhorn-like mountain in the Swiss Alps, has never been climbed. Carla Alten's father, a famous mountaineer, died in a long-ago attempt. Now, Carla, determined to fulfill her father's dream, has assembled an unusual climbing party to tackle the nearly-impossible ascent. Written by hypercritical

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Every gasping thrill in color by Technicolor!

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24 June 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hölle am weißen Turm  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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When scaling the last bit of the peak near the end, it's obvious that studio lights were being used as there are multiple shadows of Glenn Ford going in multiple directions. See more »

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Mr. Hein: [Admonishing his fellow climbers for resting too frequently] To rest is not to conquer.
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Based on the book by James Ramsey Ullman - copyright 1945
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I was fortunate enough to see it in the 1950-51 time period in color. The heroine played by "Valli" (who used only that one name that I knew of at that time) wore tight sweaters, and was at least as spectacular as the mountain they were going to climb. The story stayed fairly close to the book. One line that we used for quite a while after that was "To rest is not to conquer", said by the "villain" when they stopped en route to the mountain. After all of these years, I was rereading the book for the umpteenth time, and thought it might be fun to see the movie again. It seems to be out of print. For a complete description of the plot and the characters go to "RKO movies", and look for the title..


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