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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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Director:
Writers:
Kenneth Gamet (screenplay)
Whitman Chambers (novel)
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Release Date:
24 July 1948 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Blonde Criminal. Ice in her veins. Icicles in her heart. See more »
Plot:
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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Postwar curio about serial-killing femme fatale See more (25 total) »

Cast

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

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Quotes:
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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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Postwar curio about serial-killing femme fatale, 19 November 2001
Author: bmacv from Western New York

A cheesy programmer with a cast of nobodies and has-beens, sporting production values suited to Charlie Chan, Blonde Ice remains curiously compelling. Most of its interest flows from the lead performance of Leslie Brooks as Claire, a newspaper gossip/society columnist who marries first a millionaire then an aspiring congressman only to dispatch them abruptly; all the while she keeps stringing along a paycheck-to-paycheck reporter whom she uses as a backup/patsy. Brooks performance is modelled, distantly, on Bette Davis (though the vertiginous arches of her eyebrows are a preview of Divine's). One apparent deficiency in the script -- and there are plenty -- may prove a blessing in disguise: no attempt is made to "analyze" Claire's motives, or pathology. What we see is what we get. The version I saw was shorn of 10 to 15 minutes of the reported running time; it's hard to say whether the condensed version detracts from or actually improves the original release. Though nobody should set out on a desperate quest to acquire a copy, Blonde Ice is somehow better than it has any right to be.

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