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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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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


Classic Films in Focus: TOWER OF LONDON (1939)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 18, 2016 From Virtual Virago

Tower of London (1939) lacks the poetic grandeur of Shakespeare's Richard III, but the story remains more or less the same, with an atmosphere of horror injected into the historical drama through the appearance of genre icons like Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. As history goes, this is bloody stuf... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: TOWER OF LONDON (1939)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 18, 2016 From Virtual Virago

Tower of London (1939) lacks the poetic grandeur of Shakespeare's Richard III, but the story remains more or less the same, with an atmosphere of horror injected into the historical drama through the appearance of genre icons like Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. As history goes, this is bloody stuf... Read full article


Tower of London (1939) (2)

By Beatrice on Feb 28, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Tower of London Directed by Rowland V. Lee Written by Robert N. Lee 1939/USA Universal Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental This fairly lame retelling of Richard III does not have nearly enough Karloff in it. Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Basil Rathbone), eliminates the heirs that stand between hi... Read full article


Son of Frankenstein and Tower of London

By Neve on Apr 1, 2013 From The Baz

I thought I’d talk briefly about two movies – SON OF FRANKENSTEIN and TOWER OF LONDON – the Baz made for Universal between November 1938 and October 1939. The quotations are courtesy of Cinegeek.

?In the scene where Bela slowly tells Basil ?He does things for me? and there I... 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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Production wrapped on 4 September 1939, 10 days and nearly $80,000 over budget.
The August 3, 1939 Louella Parsons column announced that George Sanders was to play Edward IV. The part ultimately went to Ian Keith.
Vincent Price later admitted the "wine" he got drunk with in the film was Coca Cola.
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