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The White Tower (24-Jun-1950)

Director: Ted Tetzlaff

Writer: Paul Jarrico

From novel: The White Tower by James Ramsey Ullman

Music by: Roy Webb

Producer: Sid Rogell

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Mountain Climbing

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lloyd Bridges
Actor
15-Jan-1913 10-Mar-1998 Airplane!
June Clayworth
Actor
9-Jun-1912 1-Jan-1993 At Sword's Point
Glenn Ford
Actor
1-May-1916 30-Aug-2006 Gilda, Blackboard Jungle
Cedric Hardwicke
Actor
19-Feb-1893 6-Aug-1964 Suspicion
Oskar Homolka
Actor
12-Aug-1898 27-Jan-1978 Sabotage
Claude Rains
Actor
10-Nov-1889 30-May-1967 The Invisible Man
Alida Valli
Actor
31-May-1921 22-Apr-2006 The Third Man

CAST

Starring
Glenn Ford   ...   Martin Ordway
Alida Valli   ...   Carla Alton
Claude Rains   ...   Paul DeLambre
Oskar Homolka   ...   Andreas
with
Cedric Hardwicke   ...   Nicholas Radcliffe
Lloyd Bridges   ...   Hein
June Clayworth   ...   Astrid DeLambre
Lotte Stein   ...   Frau Andreas

REVIEWS

Review by anonymous (posted on 11-Feb-2007)

This is a very fine post WW II film. Heavy on characterization, etc. with a good cast led by Glenn Ford and Claude Rains. The sleeper in the film is Lloyd Bridges playing an unrepentant ex-Nazi who wants the honor of the first ascent of the mountain to go to him as a member of the Aryan superior race. Glenn Ford is an American who can keep up with him and lacks his Teutonic arrogance. Ford has a great line when he recognizes Bridges is a former Nazi because the hat he wears has the Nazi eagle - he says something to the effect that "Don't you guys ever give up". Bridges' arrogance gets him into fatal trouble and Ford prevails. But then Ford must be rescued by the rest of the climbing group because he develops snow-blindness. For mountain climbing this is "old tech" but it is a good film - a small gem. The Nazi aspect comes in very late in the film but a very young Lloyd Bridges does very well.


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