The White Tower (1950) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The White Tower

Ted Tetzlaff, 1950

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The White Tower
James Ramsey Ullman, 1945

The White Tower is a movie directed by Ted Tetzlaff in 1950 and based on the book of the same name by James Ramsey Ullman, first published in 1945. The movie features Glenn Ford, Alida Valli, Claude Rains, Cedric Hardwicke, Oskar Homolka, Lloyd Bridges, and others.

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RATING

6

/ 10

Movie Poster: The White Tower (Ted Tetzlaff, 1950)

7.5

/ 10

Book Cover: The White Tower (James Ramsey Ullman, 1945)

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Storyline

The White Tower, a Matterhorn-like mountain in the Swiss Alps, has never been climbed. Carla Alten’s father, a famous mountaineer, died in a long-ago attempt. Now, Carla, determined to fulfill her father’s dream, has assembled an unusual climbing party to tackle the nearly-impossible ascent.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The White Tower, the 1950 movie by Ted Tetzlaff

Year

1950

Minutes

98

Movie Rate

6.00

Source: IMDb

Movie

The White Tower

Country: USA

Year: 1950

Length: 1h38m

Cover of The White Tower, the 1945 book by James Ramsey Ullman

Year

1945

Pages

479

Book Rate

7.50

S: Goodreads

Book

The White Tower

Country: USA

First published in: 1945

Length: 479 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of The White Tower, the 1950 movie by Ted Tetzlaff

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Cover of The White Tower, the 1945 book by James Ramsey Ullman

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42% No

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