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In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King Edward IV of England. As each murder is accomplished he takes particular delight in removing small figurines, each resembling one of the successors, from a throne-room dollhouse, until he alone remains. After the death of Edward he becomes Richard III, King of England, and need only defeat the exiled Henry Tudor to retain power.

  1. Rowland V. Lee

    Director

  2. Robert N. Lee

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Basil Rathbone

    Basil Rathbone

    Richard - Duke of Gloucester

  2. Boris Karloff

    Boris Karloff

    Mord

  3. Barbara O'Neil

    Barbara O'Neil

    Queen Elyzabeth

  4. Ian Hunter

    Ian Hunter

    King Edward IV

  5. Vincent Price

    Vincent Price

    Duke of Clarence

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Tower of London
Tower of London

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Status Released

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  • November 17, 1939
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

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