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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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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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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 »

Quotes

Martin Ordway: Oh, what do we have here?
Paul DeLambre: [holding two bottles] Brandy. One for medicinal purposes, and one for celebration - when we reach the top.
Martin Ordway: What if you don't?
Paul DeLambre: Then for consolation.
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Adventure/Romance for All
8 July 2001 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that is fitting to it's era... Actually, not a bad and personal romance and adventure with odd assortment of characters who each for their own reasons want to climb this 'White Tower' mountain... With a great cast.. Claude Rains, L Bridges, C Hardwick, etc.. but most of all VALLI, a special woman among women.. (also in the 'The Third Man')... I'm a great fan of 'The Third Man' and fell in love with her,.... and seeing Valli again was a real treat..

Great vistas (quite abit of on-location shooting in the French Alps), photography, color.... For those who know what I mean,.. this has a 'kinda' "High and Mighty" feel to it.. One other note germane to that era of film making, the ages to the characters/actors.. all older and more mature than what we're used to today... Chauk one up for the good old days.. ENJOY


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