On the death of his brother King Edward IV, Richard of Gloucester conspires to get the thrown for himself. The late King had two young sons, his heir, Edward V and the younger Prince Richard, but they are not of age and so names his other brother, Clarence as Lord Protector of the Realm. Gloucester soon kills his younger brother but is haunted by his ghost and what he has done. As he continues to kill those around him, Gloucester is haunted by those he has betrayed hearing voices and slowly descending into madness. He spreads rumors that the late King’s two sons are illegitimate and therefore not eligible to ascend to the throne. He assassinates the young princes and is crowned King Richard III. The ghosts from his past have the final say however. —IMDb
Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926), sometimes nicknamed “King of the Bs” for his output of B-movies (though he himself rejects this as inaccurate), is an Academy Award-winning American producer and director of low-budget movies, some of which have an established critical reputation: his cycle of films derived from the tales of Edgar Allan Poe for example. Corman is also a sometime actor, taking minor roles in such films as The Silence of the Lambs, The Godfather Part II, Apollo 13 and Philadelphia.
Corman has apprenticed many now-famous directors, stressing the importance of budgeting and resourcefulness; Corman once joked he could make a film about the fall of the Roman Empire with two extras and a sagebrush. One of the most expensive films he produced was Battle Beyond the Stars. —Wikipedia
Between two Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, Roger Corman found the time (he directed no less than seven films between 1961 and 1962) to shoot this remake of Rowland V. Lee's Tower of London (1939). And the result, if you're crazy about cinema, is formidable. You'll get talkative ghosts (double exposures), unbearable torture scenes with Sandra Knight and quasi Shakespearian moving soliloquies. Note that the film should have been shot in color but, due to the fact that executive producer Edward Small intended to borrow Rowland V. Lee's 1939 scenes of the Bosworth battle for his film, it was finally shot in b & w. I love cinema. Highly recommended.