Tower of London (1939)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English, Latin, French

An American borderline horror film directed by Rowland V. Lee.

Plot Summary

Richard, Duke of Gloucester and his executioner Mord murder those ahead of him in line of succession to the throne.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Universal presents a Roland V. Lee production
Producer: Rowland V. Lee
Written by: Robert N. Lee
Director of Photography: George Robinson
Editor: Edward Curtiss
Music: Frank Skinner *
Sound Supervisor: Bernard B. Brown
Art Director: Jack Otterson

Basil Rathbone (Richard, Duke of Gloucester)
Boris Karloff (Mord)
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)
Lionel Belmore (Beacon)
Rose Hobart (Anne Neville)
Ronald Sinclair (Boy King Edward)
John Herbert-Bond (Young Prince Richard)
Ralph Forbes (Henry Tudor)
Frances Robinson (Duchess Isobel)
G.P. Huntley (Wales)
John Rodion (Lord DeVere)
Walter Tetley (chimney sweep)
Donnie Dunagan (baby prince)

Alternative Titles

Tower of Horror


Earth vs the Sci-fi Filmmakers: Twenty Interviews by Tom Weaver pp.86-113 – illustrated interview with Donnie Dunagan
Of Gods and Monsters by John T. Soister pp.370-376 – illustrated credits, article
by Walt Lee p.500 – credits