The White Tower

The White Tower

Director: Ted Tetzlaff Cast: Glenn Ford, Alida Valli, Claude Rains


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The White Tower

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/29/2014
UPC: 0888574055691
Original Release: 1950
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 1,417

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Glenn Ford Martin Ordway
Alida Valli Carla Alton
Claude Rains Paul DeLambre
Oscar Homolka Andreas
Cedric Hardwicke Nicholas Radcliffe
Lloyd Bridges Mr. Hein
June Clayworth Mme. Astrid Delambre
Lotte Stein Frau Andreas
Fred Essler Knubel
Edith Angold Frau Knubel

Technical Credits
Ted Tetzlaff Director
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Samuel E. Beetley Editor
Ralph Berger Art Director
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Paul Jarrico Screenwriter
Ray Rennahan Cinematographer
Sid Rogell Producer
Roy Webb Score Composer

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