Ice Palace (1960)

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After WW1, Zeb and Thor start a cannery business in Alaska but eventually they drift apart with Zeb becoming unscrupulous and Thor becoming involved in Alaskan politics.



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Cast overview:
Zeb Kennedy
Thor Storm
Dorothy Wendt Kennedy
Dave Husack
Bridie Ballantyne
Bay Husack
Diane McBain ...
Christine Storm
Scotty Ballantyne
Grace Kennedy, Age 16
Barry Kelley ...
Einer Wendt
Sheridan Comerate ...
Ross Guildenstern
Steve Harris ...
Christopher Storm - age 16


At the end of World War I, Zeb Kennedy, a canner, and Thor Storm, a fishing boat captain, set up a fish cannery in Alaska and through the years find themselves on opposite sides of Alaska's bid for statehood. Zeb is determined to let nothing and no one stop him from building his business and gaining great wealth. At first Zeb and Thor's girlfriend, Birdie, are only good friends. But even though Zeb and Birdie fall in love, Zeb remains devoted to his greater love: money. Zeb goes off to Seattle to find money for his business. There he marries Dorothy, the heir to his former employer. When Dorothy and Thor find out that Zeb and Birdie are secret lovers, Thor attacks Zeb, knocking him out. His friendship with Zeb ended, Thor heads off into the Alaskan wilderness, where he is rescued by an Eskimo family. There, Thor begins to work for Alaskan statehood, while Zeb works to advance himself through his business. Written by alfiehitchie

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Release Date:

2 January 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Imperio de titanes  »

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1.85 : 1
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Let the Rest of the World Go By
Music by Ernest Ball
Played at the party when Zeb and Bridie are dancing
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I loved, absolutely loved this movie.
27 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If this is the movie where there is a great granddaughter all grown and the two men are still battling and she says she is still 1/4 Eskimo. This happened at the end and there is a big parade - probably the state hood. I saw this back in 1961 and have remembered it for over 45 years and never seen it again. I've been frantically looking for this movie. I hope this is the one I am looking for. I loved the movie. And I want to see it again and again only this is the first time I've even come close to seeing if this is the right one or not. I found this movie to be educational, yet entertaining. I would recommend this movie to all young people who would like to hear about it. Rhonda Hill

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