Tower of London (1962)

USA, 1962
79m, 7186 feet
35mm film, black and white, 1.66:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Roger Corman.

Plot Summary

King Richard III is haunted by the ghosts of those he killed on his rise to power.


Directed by: Roger Corman
© MCMLXII [1962] by Admiral Pictures, Inc.
Admiral Pictures, Inc. presents
Produced by: Gene Corman
Screen Play by: Leo V. Gordon, Amos Powell, James B. Gordon
Story by: Leo V. Gordon and Amos Powell
Director of Photography: Arch R. Dalzell
Supervising Editor: Ronald Sinclair
Musical Director: Michael Andersen
Sound: Phil Mitchell
Costumes by: Marjorie Corso
Make-up Artist: Ted Coodley
Hair Stylist: Ray Forman
Special Effects: Modern Film Effects
Art Director: Daniel Haller

Vincent Price [King Richard III of Gloucester]
Michael Pate [Sir Richard Ratcliffe]
Joan Freeman [Lady Margaret]
Robert Brown [Sir Justin]
Bruce Gordon [Earl of Buckingham]
Joan Camden [Anne]
Richard Hale [Tyrus]
Sandra Knight [Mistress Shore]
Richard Macaulay [George. Earl of Clarence]
Justice Watson [King Edward IV]
Sarah Selby [Queen Elizabeth]
Donald Losby [Prince Richard, Earl of York]
Sara Taft [Richard’s mother]
Eugene Martin [Prince Edward]

Alternative Titles

Der Massenmörder von London РWest Germany
O pyrgos tou tromou – Greece
A Torre de Londres – Brazil
La torre de Londres – Argentina, Spain, Venezuela
La torre del misterio
– Mexico
La torre di Londra
– Italy
La Tour de Londres
– France

Includes extracts from
Tower of London (1939)



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  • Castle of Frankenstein no.4 p.6
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  • Fangoria no.131 (April 1994) p.37 – video review (The Video Eye of Dr. Cyclops)
  • Kine Weekly no.3101 (18 March 1967) p.28 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Literature/Film Quarterly vol.29 no.2 (2001) pp.135-146 – illustrated article (What [?] Price [?] Shakespeare [?] by Thomas A. Pendleton)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.34 no.399 (April 1967) p.64 – credits, synopsis, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.150
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.481
  • The Films of Vincent Price by Iain F. McAsh pp.18; 43
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.403
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.34 – credits, review
  • Kine & TV Year Book 1968 p.128
  • Merchant of Menace: The Life and Films of Vincent Price by Denis Meikle pp.171-175; 361-362
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.500 – credits
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.394-395
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.438-439 – illustrated review (by Kevin Nickelson)
  • Vincent Price: The Art of Fear by Denis Meikle pp.94-96; 224
  • Vincent Price Unmasked by James Robert Parish and Steven Whitney pp.111; 216
  • Women in the Horror Films of Vincent Price by Jonathan Malcolm Lampley p.193