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The White Tower (1950)

The White Tower (1950)

The White Tower




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Glenn Ford stars as American pilot Martin Ordway, who joins an expedition to scale a treacherous Swiss mountain peak. Each of the climbers has a special reason to reach the top. Dissolute French author Paul DeLambre (Claude Rains) is searching for a purpose in life; guide Andreas (Oscar Homolka) is doing his job; British naturalist Nicholas Radcliffe (Sir Cedric Hardwicke) hopes to uncover new forms of flora and fauna; Carla Alton (Alida Valli) wants to conquer the mountain that claimed her father's life; Ordway has fallen in love with Alton and wants to be near her; and ex-Nazi Mr. Hein (Lloyd Bridges) hopes to escape his past. As the climb progresses, each member of the party reveals his or her true character, and it isn't always pretty. Originally slated to be produced by Adrian Scott and directed by Edward Dmytrk, The White Tower was assigned to Sid Rogell and Ted Tetzlaff when Scott and Dmytrk were blacklisted. Another future blacklistee, Paul Jarrico, adapted his screenplay from a novel by James Ramsey Ullman.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
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Written By: James Ramsey Ullman, Paul Jarrico
RKO Radio Pictures


Glenn Ford
as Martin Ordway
Alida Valli
as Carla Alton
Claude Rains
as Paul DeLambre
Lloyd Bridges
as Mr. Hein
Cedric Hardwicke
as Nicholas Radcliffe
June Clayworth
as Mme. Astrid Delambre
Lotte Stein
as Frau Andreas
Edith Angold
as Frau Knubel
Edit Angold
as Frau Knubel
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Critic Reviews for The White Tower

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Basically just another mountain climbing pic.

Full Review… | November 25, 2004
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Adventure flick has beautiful location filming and a high grade cast but is nothing special.

jay nixon

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