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The twisted Richard III is haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered in his attempt to become the King of England.

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Joan Freeman ...
Lady Margaret
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Sir Justin
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Anne
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Tyrus
Sandra Knight ...
Mistress Shore
Charles Macaulay ...
Clarence
Justice Watson ...
Sarah Selby ...
Queen
Donald Losby ...
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Richard's mother
Eugene Mazzola ...
Edward V (as Eugene Martin)
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Storyline

On the death of his brother King Edward IV, Richard of Gloucester conspires to get the throne for himself. The late King had two young sons, his heir, Edward V and the younger Prince Richard, but they are not of age and so names his other brother, Clarence as Lord Protector of the Realm. Gloucester soon kills his younger brother but is haunted by his ghost and what he has done. As he continues to kill those around him, Gloucester is haunted by those he has betrayed hearing voices and slowly descending into madness. He spreads rumors that the late King's two sons are illegitimate and therefore not eligible to ascend to the throne. He assassinates the young princes and is crowned King Richard III. The ghosts from his past have the final say however. Written by garykmcd

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24 October 1962 (USA)  »

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La torre de Londres  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Producer Gene Corman and writer Leo Gordon thought that the public was wearying of the Edgar Allan Poe / Vincent Price franchise and tried to get away from the iconic author. They discussed doing one of the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne before settling on William Shakespeare. They considered "Macbeth" before settling on "Richard III". See more »

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Just after Richard throws the ax through the stained glass window, you can see the shadow of the camera crane on the floor, rising higher and higher and pulling back. See more »

Quotes

Richard of Gloucester: Mistress Shore is dead... As Protector of the Realm, I can not tolerate treachery to the Crown... Mistress Shore has been executed for such treachery.
Queen: There was no more faithful woman in the castle.
Richard of Gloucester: I had always thought that myself your Majesty, but when she admitted her crime, I had no choice.
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Remake of Tower of London (1939) See more »

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tower of terror
22 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having seen the original 1939 and this Corman remake i have to say i liked the original better,but this one is more graphic and somewhat creepy.Richard the 3rd played by wickedly by the late great Vincent Price of the horror rat pack(Karloff,Lugosi,Lee,Carridine,Cushing)there's ghosts,torture,and murder as Richard the 3rd makes his way to the throne with the help of his henchman(Micheal Pate)many other Roger Corman regulars are on hand,its kind of funny that this was'nt made by American international pictures but united artists a bigger studio with more money to invest,too bad they did'nt invest in a color print.but it is none the less horrific and Mr Price is great in the role.heres some trivia Vincent Price was in the original 1939 as the duke of Clarence,Richards brother who um dies in a vat of wine.this film is shown on the this television network a lot,it was on the website called fancast but was taken off.it is a very well made film,one of Roger Cormans best from the 60's.and one of Vincent Price's as well 8 out of 10


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