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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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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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ICE in her veins - ICICLES on her heart See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Loira Tenebrosa See more »

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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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fantastic ice cool blonde central performance
2 December 2013 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Much as I love the film noir genre, a lot of so called noir do turn out to be little more than 'B' movie filler. Every now and again though one turns up to surprise you. This is nothing incredible but is very watchable indeed with a fantastic ice cool blonde central performance from Leslie Brooks. She seems to have had a decent career but I don't recall her taking the lead in anything else I've seen - gangster's moll more like. Based on the book by Whitman Chambers ('Once Too Often', although interestingly, 'Manhandled' on my own copy, which is a bit misleading because this lady doesn't get manhandled by anyone). The film lacks those deep dark shadows and night time location shooting, it even lacks any real baddies, unless you count the aspiring politician, but it does have a femme fatale. And what a performance Leslie Brooks gives as the most convincing ruthless ice maiden who does all the killing herself. Bit slow to start and seems to be slipping into screwball territory at one point but once on track this smokes.


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