The White Tower (1950)

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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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Cast overview:
Carla Alton (as Valli)
Paul Delambre
Oskar Homolka ...
Andreas (as Oscar Homolka)
Dr. Nicholas Radcliffe (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Mr. Hein
June Clayworth ...
Mme. Astrid Delambre
Lotte Stein ...
Frau Andreas


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 »


Mr. Hein: [Admonishing his fellow climbers for resting too frequently] To rest is not to conquer.
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A canny Movie
25 September 2005 | by (Stafford UK) – See all my reviews

Which has lasted the test of time.

An odd bunch of people who come together with the goal of climbing the Alpine mountain as in the name of the movie but they make it work.

It does not use up to much time getting to know the group letting their stories unfold as the movie story unfolds.

Glenn Ford does not have much kit but he seems to scrounge it just when he needs it without ever having to ask.

As in most films there is a love story which fits right in with the plot.

A canny feel good movie and a pleasant way to spend 98 minutes of anyone's time.

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