The White Tower (film)

The White Tower is a 1950 mountain film directed by Ted Tetzlaff and starring Alida Valli as a woman determined to fulfill her father's dream by conquering the mountain that killed her father, and Glenn Ford as the mountaineer who loves her. It is based on the novel of the same name by James Ramsey Ullman. She assembles an unusual climbing party of six people in the Swiss Alps to tackle the nearly impossible ascent of a mountain known as 'The White Tower,' which has never been climbed. While struggling together to conquer the obstacle, each climber shows his true worth, or lack thereof.

The White Tower
Directed byTed Tetzlaff
Produced bySid Rogell
Written byJames Ramsey Ullman (novel)
Paul Jarrico
StarringGlenn Ford
Alida Valli
Claude Rains
Oscar Homolka
Lloyd Bridges
Cedric Hardwicke
Music byRoy Webb
CinematographyRay Rennahan
Edited bySamuel E. Beetley
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • June 24, 1950 (1950-06-24) (US)[1]
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States



  1. "The White Tower: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
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