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She Lost Her... You Know What (1968)

Der Turm der verbotenen Liebe (original title)
While King Louis X of France is on a campaign, Queen Marguerite is reigning in Paris. During this time, the inhabitants of the city are disturbed by mysterious murders near a tower.

Directors:

Franz Antel (as Francois Legrand), Fritz Umgelter (uncredited)

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (novel) (as Alexandre Dumas père), Kurt Nachmann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teri Tordai ... Königin Marguerite de Bourgogne (as Terry Torday)
Jean Piat Jean Piat ... Bouridan
Uschi Glas ... Blanche du Bois
Véronique Vendell ... Jeanne
Marie-Ange Aniès Marie-Ange Aniès ... Catherine
Karlheinz Fiege Karlheinz Fiege ... Herzog St. Lorrain
Franz Rudnick Franz Rudnick ... Georges Landry
Jörg Pleva Jörg Pleva ... Artemis
Dada Gallotti Dada Gallotti ... Fleurette
Armando Francioli Armando Francioli ... Orsini
Jacques Herlin ... König von Frankreich
Balázs Kosztolányi Balázs Kosztolányi ... Philippe
Georg Markus Georg Markus ... Gautier
Károly Mécs Károly Mécs ... Graf Hector de Latoure
Rudolf Forster ... Honoré de Latoure
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While King Louis X of France is on a campaign, Queen Marguerite is reigning in Paris. During this time, the inhabitants of the city are disturbed by mysterious murders near a tower.

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remake | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Every man was theirs to command. Each night three more were summoned to the tower to satisfy their lust. And still they hunger for more . . .

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Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

West Germany | France | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 December 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Tower of Screaming Virgins See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

West German censorship certificate # 39461 delivered on 9-8-1968. See more »

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Version of Tower of Lust (1955) See more »

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Some Good Elements Overcome the Flaws
31 December 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Tower of Screaming Virgins (1968)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Based on the Alexandre Dumas novel, this film tells the story of a Queen who has a lust for blood. Each night men are taken to a deadly tower and in the morning their bodies are discovered. One man decides he has had enough and plans to overthrow the Queen.

This German film is certainly a very strange one. It has been released under a number of titles but its TOWER OF SCREAMING VIRGINS is perhaps the most infamous of the bunch. The film's title and promotional materials makes you think that you're walking into a Euro horror picture but that's not really the case. This here is basically a swashbuckler film that someone like Errol Flynn would have appeared in had he been the age he was when he did THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD. What sets the film apart from others in the genre is the fact that this one does feature horror and sleaze elements.

The most surprising thing about this picture are some rather bloody and creative torture and death scenes as well as plenty of female nudity. This film certainly lived up to its reputation as being a rather dirty little picture adn this stuff certainly helps keep the film moving and entertaining. I think the film also deserves credit for having a nice atmosphere, some great costumes and I really liked the cinematography and look of the picture. All of these elements certainly make the film worth watching.

At the same time, I found most of the story and most of the performances to be rather forgettable. Whenever something "dirty" wasn't happening the film really dragged. Still, with that being said, the flaws with the picture aren't great enough to keep people from checking it out.


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