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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.
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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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Obscure "B" Film Noir About Cold-Blooded Femme Fatal See more (24 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)
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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)
 
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Runtime:
73 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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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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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Obscure "B" Film Noir About Cold-Blooded Femme Fatal, 31 August 1999
Author: Jay Fenton (jjfenton@nb.net) from Pittsburgh, PA

Coldly beautiful Leslie Brooks is well cast as Claire, who happily goes about marrying rich men so that she can kill them, get their money, and move on to her next victim. It's a bizarre little film noir, which must have seemed even more bizarre in the days when most films wouldn't touch a story about a woman who is so totally ruthless in getting what she wants.

Robert Paige, as the man who really loves her but can't overlook her hobby, was in the latter stages of his career when this poverty row noir was made.

BLONDE ICE was directed by Jack Bernhard and photographed by George Robinson, the unsung master cinematographer who gave such great atmosphere to the Universal "B" horror films of the '30's and 40's.

There are also many fine character actors playing the type of roles they were so well known for------even if their names were not. They showed up so often in the '30's and '40's------always playing the same character-------that we knew when they walked on the screen exactly what their personality was going to be.

Edgar G. Ulmer, the famous cult director of such admired "B" masterpieces as DETOUR, THE BLACK CAT and RUTHLESS claims to have written the story, though his name does not appear in the credits.

This is one of the most difficult "B" films to see, but is well worth watching if you get the opportunity.

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