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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Tower of London (1962, Jack Bohrer)

TitleTower of London
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorJack Bohrer
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs, 19 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsRichard III (derivative)


A "remake" of the 1939 Universal Tower of London. If the 1939 version had little to do with Shakespeare then this one has even fewer connections. It is included here, though, because it is a Roger Corman "cult" movie, one of a series of exploitation films in the sixties. Corman's disciples included such subsequently famous screen directors and actors as Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather), Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver), and Jack Nicholson. Francis Ford Coppola served as the dialogue director for this film, which I have not screened (KSR)

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

Edward IVEugene Martin
Edward IVJustice Watson
Prince RichardDonald Losby
ClarenceRichard McCauly
Richard Duke Of GloucesterVincent Price
BuckinghamBruce Gordon
Sir RatcliffeMichael Pate
QueenSarah Selby
Queen ElizabethSara Taft
Lady MargaretJoan Freeman
AnneJoan Camden
Mistress ShoreSandra Knight
Sir JustinRobert Brown
TyrusRichard Hale

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorJack Bohrer
DirectorRoger Corman
ProducerGene Corman
EditorRonald Sinclair
ScreenplayMichael Andersen
ScreenplayJames B. Gordon
ScreenplayLeo V. Gordon
ScreenplayAmos Powell
Dialogue DirectorFrancis Coppola
LightingArch R. Dalzell
SoundPhilip Mitchell
ProductionDaniel Haller

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell