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The White Tower (1950)

Approved | | Adventure | 24 June 1950 (USA)
A group of people come together in the Swiss Alps to climb a previously unconquered mountain, revealing their inner selves in the process.

Director:

Ted Tetzlaff

Writers:

Paul Jarrico (screenplay), James Ramsey Ullman (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Glenn Ford ... Martin Ordway
Alida Valli ... Carla Alton (as Valli)
Claude Rains ... Paul Delambre
Oskar Homolka ... Andreas (as Oscar Homolka)
Cedric Hardwicke ... Dr. Nicholas Radcliffe (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Lloyd Bridges ... Mr. Hein
June Clayworth ... Mme. Astrid Delambre
Lotte Stein ... Frau Andreas
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hölle am weißen Turm See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

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 going in multiple directions of Glenn Ford. See more »

Quotes

Andreas: The first time in ten years the train is on time!
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Adventure/Romance for All
8 July 2001 | by lousvrSee 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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