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Tower of London (1939) was a Horror - Historical Film directed by Rowland V. Lee and produced by Rowland V. Lee.

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Tower of London (1962, Roger Corman)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 15, 2019 From The Stop Button

Tower of London almost makes it. The film gets through the low budget, which has a static picture of a model Tower of London instead of a picture of the real Tower for establishing shots, obvious backdrops, not great makeup to age or deform its cast, and the occasional reused footage. Director Corma... Read full article


Tower of London (1962, Roger Corman)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 15, 2019 From The Stop Button

Tower of London almost makes it. The film gets through the low budget, which has a static picture of a model Tower of London instead of a picture of the real Tower for establishing shots, obvious backdrops, not great makeup to age or deform its cast, and the occasional reused footage. Director Corma... Read full article


Tower of London (1962, Roger Corman)

on Sep 15, 2019 From The Stop Button

Tower of London almost makes it. The film gets through the low budget, which has a static picture of a model Tower of London instead of a picture of the real Tower for establishing shots, obvious backdrops, not great makeup to age or deform its cast, and the occasional reused footage. Director Corma... Read full article


Tower of London (1962, Roger Corman)

on Sep 15, 2019 From The Stop Button

Tower of London almost makes it. The film gets through the low budget, which has a static picture of a model Tower of London instead of a picture of the real Tower for establishing shots, obvious backdrops, not great makeup to age or deform its cast, and the occasional reused footage. Director Corma... Read full article


Richard III and Disinformation in TOWER OF LONDON (1939)

By Jennifer Garlen on May 8, 2019 From Virtual Virago

One probably doesn't go looking for timely political commentary in a film like Tower of London (1939), which offers a mashup of history and horror in its retelling of the bloody rise and fall of England's most reviled monarch. Much of the plot is familiar to viewers thanks to broad cultural awarenes... Read full article


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Mord: [to Richard] You're more than a king, more than a man. You're a god to me!


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Vincent Price later admitted the "wine" he got drunk with in the film was Coca Cola.
The battle scenes were an ordeal to film. Principally shot on August 19, 1939 at a ranch in Tarzana, the fog machine proved ineffective in the face of high winds. The 100-degree heat caused the 300 extras to suffer and rain machines caused the soldier's cardboard helmets and shields to disintegrate. Additional battle scenes were shot on August 22 and on September 4, 1939, but the California heat continued to play havoc with the cast, crew and equipment.
The August 3, 1939 Louella Parsons column announced that George Sanders was to play Edward IV. The part ultimately went to Ian Keith.
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