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Der Turm der verbotenen Liebe (1968)

Directors:

(as Francois Legrand), (uncredited)

Writers:

(novel) (as Alexandre Dumas père),
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Königin Marguerite de Bourgogne (as Terry Torday)
Jean Piat ... Bouridan
... Blanche du Bois
... Jeanne
Marie-Ange Aniès ... Catherine
Karlheinz Fiege ... Herzog St. Lorrain
Franz Rudnick ... Georges Landry
Jörg Pleva ... Artemis
Dada Gallotti ... Fleurette
Armando Francioli ... Orsini
... König von Frankreich
Balázs Kosztolányi ... Philippe
Georg Markus ... Gautier
Károly Mécs ... Graf Hector de Latoure
... Honoré de Latoure
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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

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R | See all certifications »
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11 December 1968 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Tower of Screaming Virgins  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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West German censorship certificate # 39461 delivered on 9-8-1968. See more »

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Version of La tour de Nesle (1955) See more »

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A fun swashbuckler with nice eye candy
7 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film under the irresistible title: The Tower of Screaming Virgins. To its credit, the film offered both a tower and some screaming, although I doubt if anyone in the tower was a virgin. . . not that I was going to complain! I knew I was going to groove on this film from its pre-credit scene where an escaping man was shot with an arrow by a topless woman in a red executioner's hood. This film featured surprisingly good swordplay, a handful of nice, semi-nude ladies, and a better than expected story, something that surprised this viewer.

The plot involved a conspiracy to supply the Queen and her handmaidens with lovers. The women wore masks and waited in the tower. After the men had served their purpose, they were murdered and dumped in a river. Unfortunately, the rogues whose job it was to do the supplying and the murdering had not done the job correctly, and bodies were beginning to be found. The rogues made a bigger mistake when they selected romancing adventurer Bouridan as a guest of the tower. In addition to women and fighting, Bouridan liked a mystery.

The Tower of Screaming Virgins delivered on all the thrills a potential viewer would expect. I recently watched the similar, and somewhat better known, Isabella, Duchess of Devils (aka Ms. Stilleto), but The Tower of Screaming Virgins was the more enjoyable film. It had a better story, quicker swordplay, and nicer actresses.

I hope other viewers will enjoy their time in the The Tower of Screaming Virgins as much as I did.


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