Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 17, 1950

The White Tower (RKO Radio] is a mythical Swiss Alp, so high and treacherous that no climber has ever reached the top. Created by James Ramsey Ullman in his 1945 bestselling novel and recreated in Technicolor on Alpine locations, it is the setting of a carefully rigged story about six climbers who try.

The climb is encumbered with a heavy load of symbolism. The mountain itself symbolizes Life, and each member of the climbing party is tagged with a different nationality and a different motive for climbing, i.e., for living. The climbers: a warmhearted...

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