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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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THE BASIL RATHBONE BLOGATHON: Tower of London, 1939

on Jun 13, 2020 From Caftan Woman

Pale Writer is hosting The Suave Swordsman: Basil Rathbone Blogathon on June 13th and 14th. Click HERE to read about the actor's exciting life and career. Thank you, Gabriela. Richard III plays a dangerous game of thrones in Tower of London, 1939 from Universal Studios. The historical epic wa... 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)

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


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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.
Basil Rathbone was forced, due to scheduling conflicts, to simultaneously work on Rio during the first week of production. Rathbone's assignment on this film also effectively prevented him from being cast on the far more prestigious The Hunchback of Notre Dame at RKO.
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.
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