The Cruel Tower

The Cruel Tower is a 1956 American adventure film directed by Lew Landers and written by Warren Douglas. It is based on the 1955 novel The Cruel Tower by William Brown Hartley. The film stars John Ericson, Mari Blanchard, Charles McGraw, Steve Brodie, Peter Whitney and Alan Hale Jr.. The film was released on October 28, 1956, by Allied Artists Pictures.[1][2][3]

The Cruel Tower
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLew Landers
Produced byLindsley Parsons
Screenplay byWarren Douglas
Based onThe Cruel Tower
by William Brown Hartley
StarringJohn Ericson
Mari Blanchard
Charles McGraw
Steve Brodie
Peter Whitney
Alan Hale Jr.
Music byPaul Dunlap
CinematographyErnest Haller
Edited byMaurice Wright
Lindsley Parsons Picture Corporation
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • October 28, 1956 (1956-10-28)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States




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  2. Hal Erickson. "The Cruel Tower (1956) - Lew Landers". AllMovie. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
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