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|Tower of London|
|Title:||Tower of London|
|Directed by:||Rowland V. Lee|
|Written by:||Robert N. Lee|
|Produced by:||Rowland V. Lee|
|Music by:||Frank Skinner|
|Edited by:||Edward Curtiss|
|Distributed by:||Universal Pictures|
|Released:||November 17th, 1939|
|Running time:||92 min.|
Tower of London is an American feature film of the historical and thriller genres. It is often erroneously regarded as a horror film, though it does have some bleak elements of horror as well as a cast that is well-known for performing in horror movies. Tower of London was directed by Rowland V. Lee, based on a script by Robert N. Lee. It was produced by Universal Pictures and released theatrically in the United States on November 17th, 1939. The film offers up a retelling of the rise and fall of Richard III, the Duke of Gloucester, and how he uses guile, cunning and the ruthlessness to weed out his opponents, so he can claim the throne of England. The movie stars Basil Rathbone as the evil Richard III, Boris Karloff as his club-footed executioner Mord, Barbara O'Neil as Queen Elyzabeth, Ian Hunter as King Edward IV, and Vincent Price as the Duke of Clarence.
|Basil Rathbone||Richard, Duke of Gloucester|
|Barbara O'Neil||Queen Elyzabeth|
|Ian Hunter||King Edward, IV|
|Vincent Price||Duke of Clarence|
|Nan Grey||Lady Alice Barton|
|Ernest Cossart||Tom Clink|
|John Sutton||John Wyatt|
|Leo G. Carroll||Lord Hastings|
|Miles Mander||King Henry, VI|
|Rose Hobart||Anne Neville|
|Ronald Sinclair||Boy King Edward|
|John Herbert-Bond||Young Prince Richard|
|Ralph Forbes||Henry Tudor|
|Frances Robinson||Duchess Isobel|
|John Rodion||Lord DeVere|
|Walter Tetley||Chimney sweep|
|Donnie Dunagan||Baby Prince|
|Ivan F. Simpson||Anne's guard|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Actors Basil Rathbone and Ian Hunter both share the same birthday as well as the same country of origin. They were both born in South Africa. Basil was born in 1892 and Ian was born in 1900.
- Actors Vincent Price and Barbara O'Neil were both born in St. Louis, Missouri. Vincent was born on May 27th, 1911 and Barbara was born on July 17th, 1910.
- Actors Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton and Ivan F. Simpson also appear together in The Invisible Man Returns.