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FULL SYNOPSIS

Roger Corman's stripped-down remake of Universal's 1939 period classic elevates that film's supporting player Vincent Price to the starring role, essayed in the original by Basil Rathbone. Price chews scenery as hunchbacked mad monarch Richard III, who ascends the throne through murder (including the Duke of Clarence's wine-vat drowning), torture (lovely Sandra Knight gains a few inches on the rack), and elaborate deception. Bloody events and plot twists notwithstanding, this low-budget outing is painfully threadbare for a period piece, even in comparison to Corman's Edgar Allan Poe films for AIP from the same period. The film's saving grace is found in Price's manic performance, which ranks among the horror legend's most flamboyant. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast

Vincent Price
as Richard of Gloucester
Michael Pate
as Sir Ratcliffe
Joan Freeman
as Lady Margaret
Eugenio Martín
as Edward V
Joan Camden
as Anne
Bruce Gordon
as Earl of Buckingham
Richard Hale
as Tyrus
Sandra Knight
as Mistress Shore
Donald Losby
as Prince Richard
Richard McCauly
as Clarence
Sarah Selby
as Queen
Sara Taft
as Richard of Gloucester's Mother
Justice Watson
as Edward IV
Sarah Selby
as Queen
Richard McCauly
as Clarence
Donald Losby
as Prince Richard
Bruce Gordon
as Earl of Buckingham
Sara Taft
as Richard of Gloucester's Mother
Joan Camden
as Anne
Sandra Knight
as Mistress Shore
Richard Hale
as Tyrus
Eugenio Martín
as Edward V

Crew

Roger Corman
Director
Gene Corman
Producer
Leo Gordon
Screenwriter
Leo Gordon
Screen Story
Amos Powell
Screenwriter
Daniel Haller
Art Director
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