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Blonde Ice (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 24 July 1948 (USA)
A society reporter keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men, all of whom die under mysterious circumstances.

Director:

Jack Bernhard

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (screenplay), Whitman Chambers (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Paige ... Les Burns
Leslie Brooks ... Claire Cummings Hanneman
Russ Vincent 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 Jack Del Rio ... Roberts - the Butler
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

DANGEROUS...BE-DEVILING...DESPERATE! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Loira Tenebrosa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Martin Mooney Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of James Griffith. See more »

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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Credits have icicles around the edges of the screen, reflecting the title... See more »

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Obscure "B" Film Noir About Cold-Blooded Femme Fatal
31 August 1999 | by CinebugSee all my reviews

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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