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Blonde Ice -- A society reporter keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men, all of whom die under mysterious circumstances.
Blonde Ice -- A society reporter keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men, all of whom die under mysterious circumstances.
Blonde Ice -- A society reporter keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men, all of whom die under mysterious circumstances.


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Kenneth Gamet (screenplay)
Whitman Chambers (novel)
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Release Date:
24 July 1948 (USA) See more »
Blonde Criminal. Ice in her veins. Icicles in her heart. See more »
A society reporter keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men, all of whom die under mysterious circumstances. | Full synopsis »
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above average 40's b-crime programmer w/ wild femme fetale See more (25 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Robert Paige ... Les Burns
Leslie Brooks ... Claire Cummings Hanneman
Russ Vincent ... Blackie Talon
Michael Whalen ... Stanley Mason

James Griffith ... Al Herrick
Emory Parnell ... Police Capt. Bill Murdock
Walter Sande ... Hack Doyle
John Holland ... Carl Hanneman
Mildred Coles ... June Taylor

Selmer Jackson ... District Attorney Ed Chalmers
David Leonard ... Dr. Geoffrey Kippinger
Jack Del Rio ... Roberts - the Butler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julie Gibson ... Mimi Doyle (uncredited)
Rory Mallinson ... Police Sgt. Benson (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Victor - Room Service Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Bernhard 
Writing credits
Kenneth Gamet (screenplay)

Whitman Chambers (novel "Once Too Often")

Dick Irving Hyland  adaptation (uncredited)
Raymond L. Schrock  uncredited

Produced by
Robert E. Callahan .... associate producer
Martin Mooney .... producer
Original Music by
Irving Gertz 
Cinematography by
George Robinson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
W.L. Bagier  (as Douglas W. Bagier)
Jason H. Bernie 
Makeup Department
Ted Larsen .... makeup artist (as Teo Larsen)
Loretta Bickel .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
George Moskov .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Fox .... assistant director
Art Department
George Bahr .... props master
Joseph Kish .... set director (as Joe Kirsch)
George Van Marter .... set designer
Sound Department
Ferrol Redd .... sound engineer (as Ferol Redo)
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
James Doolittle .... still photographer (uncredited)
Harvey Gould .... camera operator (uncredited)
Fred Russell .... grip (uncredited)
Music Department
Irving Gertz .... music arranger
Other crew
William Stirling .... assistant to producer
Jack Daly .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Eleanor H. Donahoe .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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73 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
USA:Approved (certificate #13060)

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Les Burns:What day is it?
June Taylor:Tuesday.
Les Burns:What happened to Sunday and Monday?
June Taylor:I took care of them for you.
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above average 40's b-crime programmer w/ wild femme fetale, 8 September 2004
Author: django-1 from south Texas USA

Director Jack Bernhard was on a roll when he made this low-budget crime drama for the interesting "Film Classics" company (all of whose releases that I've seen have been fascinating on some level)--he had made VIOLENCE (about a crypto-fascist secret society preying on returning veterans) and DECOY (a noir classic with the ultimate femme fetale, as played by Jean Gillie) at Monogram in 46-47, and after BLONDE ICE he went on to direct two of the three John Calvert "Falcon" films which I found entertaining in a quirky way. BLONDE ICE teams Leslie Brooks (who played a similar "deadlier than the male" female two years earlier in SECRET OF THE WHISTLER), here playing a upwardly-mobile woman who uses marriage and murder as a way of improving her social status, with actor-singer-gameshow host Robert Paige, a reliable performer best known to me for the serial FLYING G-MEN and the horror classic SON OF Dracula. The film will not make anyone forget DETOUR or DECOY because to me it doesn't really aspire to the dark world of noir--it's not a corrupt world here, just an empty one for Claire Cummings. Les, her friend and the man she keeps coming back to whenever she conquers a new financially successful man (played by Robert Paige), is an interesting character because he is a devoted friend who knows that something is wrong but doesn't want to know about it. Claire states many a time that she loves him, but he seems to have gone beyond any romantic feelings for her before the film starts--his feelings for her are more like those of an ex-spouse who has moved on but who still wants to help his former partner who is having a run of bad luck. I disagree with those who don't care for Brooks' performance--she has a number of wonderfully feline poses and it's easy to see how men who ought to know better (such as the congressional candidate) fall for her. I also like the fact that no real explanation is ever provided for her actions other than social climbing, and she always seems unsatisfied with each new level she reaches. The supporting cast does a good job also--my favorite being Russ Vincent as the sleazy flyer/blackmailer, in a performance straight from the Jack LaRue school of acting. I'm glad to see this film available in a crisp-looking DVD. It has the flavor of a paperback-original crime novel with a lurid cover (the film's poster and title card have that flavor too)and it pulled me into its world for 70 minutes.

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