Magnificent scenic Swiss backgrounds and a gripping yarn are welded together in The White Tower for a powerful emotional impact. Out of James Ramsey Ullman's novel, scripter Paul Jarring has fashioned a pictorial theme with elemental appeal - the struggle of man to conquer nature.
Magnificent scenic Swiss backgrounds and a gripping yarn are welded together in The White Tower for a powerful emotional impact. Out of James Ramsey Ullman’s novel, scripter Paul Jarring has fashioned a pictorial theme with elemental appeal – the struggle of man to conquer nature.
Plot opens in a peasant village, where a small group of Europeans and one American (Glenn Ford) have gathered. The dominating passion of the group is to lick the forbidding heights of a nearby summit.
The pic may be resented for its attempt to define various national characteristics. In the case of the German member of the party (Lloyd Bridges), the pic frankly exploits the opportunity to blast the cold brutality and superman pretensions of the Herrenvolk.
The White Tower
RKO. Director Ted Tetzlaff; Producer Sid Rogell; Screenplay Paul Jarring; Camera Ray Rennahan; Editor Samuel E. Beetley; Music Roy Webb
(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 98 MIN.
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