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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Zeb Kennedy
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Thor Storm
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Dorothy Wendt Kennedy
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Dave Husack
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Bridie Ballantyne
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Bay Husack
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Christine Storm
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Scotty Ballantyne
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Grace Kennedy, Age 16
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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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Only the author of unforgettable 'Giant' could bring to life such emotions as these! 'ICE PALACE' is big with stubborn men and weak...with women who are wise and willing and foolish. 'ICE PALACE' is big with the lavish splendor and stripped passions of a land in the turmoil of creation... See more »


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Music by Al Jolson
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Alaska Grows from territory to statehood as a feud between two men effects the lives of those around them
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Ice Palace strives to be a blockbuster movie. It boasts an eye catching cast, a wonderful musical score,and some impressive cinematography....and IT STINKS!!! Awful adaptation from the book. Laughably bad script! Poorly edited with a plot that moves so slow that it is almost comatose.Pedestrian direction by Vincent Sherman.Dickie Burton is totally miscast in the lead role. Robert Ryan's performance has all the subtle nuance of a kick in the groin. Carolyn Jones is in way over her head in a role that was supposed to have gone to Jean Simmons. The younger talent doesn't fare much better.

Burton latter admitted that his principle interest in taking the role was in bagging his leading ladies in the film. He scored the trifecta and bedded Jones, McBain, and in the case of Shirley Knight claiming her maidenhood. He didn't mess with Martha Hyer because, according to George Takei, she was involved producer Hal Wallis and Wallis could have destroyed Burton's career. It certainly wasn't an interest in the film production that kept Burton in front of the camera.

Ice Palace is sort of a dinosaur. Big, lumbering, clumsy, and out of date. You'll laugh, you''ll cringe ...at all the wrong times. Its 143 minutes of your life you will not be able to get back.


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