The White Tower (film)

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The White Tower
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Directed by Ted Tetzlaff
Produced by Sid Rogell
Written by James Ramsey Ullman (novel)
Paul Jarrico
Starring Glenn Ford
Alida Valli
Claude Rains
Oscar Homolka
Lloyd Bridges
Cedric Hardwicke
Music by Roy Webb
Cinematography Ray Rennahan
Edited by Samuel E. Beetley
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • June 24, 1950 (1950-06-24) (US)[1]
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The White Tower is a 1950 mountain film starring Alida Valli as a woman determined to fulfil her father's dream by conquering the mountain that killed her father, and Glenn Ford as the mountaineer who loves her. It is based on the novel of the same name by James Ramsey Ullman. She assembles an unusual climbing party of six people in the Swiss Alps to tackle the nearly impossible ascent of a mountain known as 'The White Tower,' which has never been climbed. While struggling together to conquer the obstacle, each climber shows his true worth, or lack of.



  1. ^ "The White Tower: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 

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