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Tower of London (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Horror | 24 October 1962 (USA)
The twisted Richard III is haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered in his attempt to become the King of England.

Director:

Roger Corman

Writers:

Leo Gordon (story) (as Leo V, Gordon), F. Amos Powell (story) (as Amos Powell) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vincent Price ... Richard of Gloucester
Michael Pate ... Sir Ratcliffe
Joan Freeman ... Lady Margaret
Robert Brown ... Sir Justin
Bruce Gordon ... Earl of Buckingham
Joan Camden Joan Camden ... Anne
Richard Hale ... Tyrus
Sandra Knight ... Mistress Shore
Charles Macaulay Charles Macaulay ... George, Duke of Clarence
Justice Watson Justice Watson ... Edward IV
Sarah Selby ... Queen
Donald Losby Donald Losby ... Prince Richard
Sara Taft Sara Taft ... 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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Don't come alone See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La torre de Londres See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

According to producer Gene Corman, he and his brother, director Roger Corman, considered leaving the production several times due to the cost-cutting measures forced on them by uncredited executive producer Edward Small. See more »

Goofs

As Richard bends down to kiss the forehead of King Edward, who was dead his bed, you can see King Edward squinting both of his eyes slightly. See more »

Quotes

Richard's mother: I brought this curse upon this house when my womb concieved you... Better I should have died in my labor... and never unleashed your evil... upon this Earth.
Richard of Gloucester: You talk of evil... You, who gave me deformity in form of a twisted spine and a withered, arm. Who possesses the greater evil my mother? You who made me this way, or I who have to bare it!
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3 December 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Tower of London (1962)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Vincent Price plays Richard III who murders his way to the throne but soon the ghosts of all he killed comes back to haunt him. I must admit that I didn't care too much for the 1939 version, which featured Karloff and Price but this one here is even worse. I think this is the worst film Corman and Price did together, which is a shame because there's a good movie here somewhere. There are a few nice scenes but overall I found everything to be quite bland and boring. Price is usually great in whatever he does but I found him to be rather bland here. The supporting performances weren't much better and in the end I can't help but feel this is a major misfire all around.


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