Tower of London (1939)

Approved   |    |  Drama, History


Tower of London (1939) Poster

In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King ... See full summary »


6.8/10
1,595

Photos

  • Vincent Price in Tower of London (1939)
  • Boris Karloff and Jack P. Pierce in Tower of London (1939)
  • Basil Rathbone and Leo G. Carroll in Tower of London (1939)
  • Vincent Price and Ian Hunter in Tower of London (1939)
  • Basil Rathbone in Tower of London (1939)
  • Boris Karloff in Tower of London (1939)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


2 February 2005 | KingCoody
7
| Creeps Intrigue and Swordplay in the 15th Century
Richard III of England the maligned Plantagenent twisted by Shakespeare into the legendary ruthless embodiment of Machiavelli's Prince during the reign of the successful Tudor usurpers his only semi favorable appearance in literature is in R.L.Stevenson The Black Arrow. History wrote of him as a hunchbacked withered arm killer king. And in this movie,minus the shriveled left arm,he is. First seen on the local double dip of horror TV.show,it's really a historical drama that benefits from the presence of the great pairing of Karloff and Rathbone,as Mord the executioner and Richard ,respectively. It opens with an execution of a defeated Lancastrian lord during a moment of peace in the War of the Roses between Lancaster and York factions. Both the main villains share a common bond in both being physically flawed with Karloff/Mord having a clubfoot (Which he uses to great effect on a hapless page attempting to deliver a message!) In the hands of the capable director and the great star duo this modest budgeted epic delivers more than the ill-fated Alexander does. An interesting side note; Mr.Rathbone in a later interview said that the extras were wearing papier mache as a substitute for the real thing (modest budget) one of the battle scenes took place in the rain so there was the images of Yorkist and Lancaster men-at-arms flailing away in melting armor with soggy weapons.

Critic Reviews


More Like This

Night Key

Night Key

The Black Castle

The Black Castle

Tower of London

Tower of London

The Raven

The Raven

Black Friday

Black Friday

The Black Room

The Black Room

Son of Frankenstein

Son of Frankenstein

The Invisible Ray

The Invisible Ray

The Man They Could Not Hang

The Man They Could Not Hang

The Strange Door

The Strange Door

The Devil Commands

The Devil Commands

The Black Cat

The Black Cat

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | History

What Made the Star of "The Rook" Scream at Her TV?

If you were around in the early aughts, you might've had the same reaction. Emma Greenwell of the new STARZ series lets us in on her "Fleabag" fandom and more.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out IMDb's San Diego Comic-Con coverage, featuring Kevin Smith as captain of the IMDboat, July 18 to 20, 2019, visit our guide to Star Wars, family entertainment, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com