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Blonde Ice

(1948)

directed by Jack Bernhard, 74 minutes

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Thought lost since the early 1970s, BLONDE ICE tells the bizarre tale of a beautiful society columnist with a desire for money and position that turns her into a serial killer, a story most Hollywood studios of the 1940s wouldn't touch! The tagline, "ice in her veins, icicles in her heart" perfectly describes Claire Cummings as she eagerly seduces rich and powerful men. This little-known film gives new meaning to the phrase "willing victims" and shows what film noir on a tiny budget could look like.

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0 of 1 users found this helpful Created 3 months ago.

I watched the little known B film BLONDE ICE. Shortly after it started, it began to go out of sync. I like to watch these to help me sleep, but once that happened I had to find out if the whole movie was out of sync. You see, when something is out of sync on digital TV, it remains the same degree of out of sync for however long the program runs. But if this film was out of sync because the editor was too pressed for time to sync up a few scenes, that would be different. If that's what happened when the scene changed it would probably be in sync because the editor had different film and sound stock to match up. If it was out of sync because the master sound wasn't synced up precisely to the image, it would get wildly out of sync. You see, what happens is that a mistake of a fraction of a second in the beginning of syncing sound and film looks maybe off in the beginning but mathematically becomes increasingly off. I forget how much off it can be after an hour, but it's significant. We learned this in film school, but I've never seen it throughout a whole film. This was my big chance, and by the end of the movie, I was hearing sound from scenes that preceded the film by perhaps more than a minute! Trippy.

Created 4 months ago.

Well-acted story that holds your interest. A stylish look at life in that period. Shows a lot of things that will become de rigeur in crime movies to follow

Created 6 months ago.

This was a great film noir classic. It was tight, fun and dark. The plot was thin or so transparent there was no mystery. That is the draw back. See through from scene one, it is not in the first rank of noir. I enjoyed it. A great 1940s period film.

Created 6 months ago.

Little gem. Convoluted at times, but dead on wicked.

Created 7 months ago.

Time capsule. Low budget but great film-noir. Greed and politics (of love).

Created 7 months ago.

I like the character because she is ruthless, self absorbed, and using her looks to snag men and increase her standing in society. She's a little like Scarlett O'hara, only not loveable. She's a sociopathic killer-one who acts without feeling for others.

Created 8 months ago.

Sheer Camp.

Created 8 months ago.

interesting movie. a little old and predictable

Created 9 months ago.

Stock plot.Acting and direction were nothing special.

Created 11 months ago.

It was fun to watch.

Created about 1 year ago.

Very good movie.

Created about 1 year ago.

I guess for its time, it was OK.

Created about 1 year ago.

i liked this movie . i love the old thriller black and white moveie.

Created about 1 year ago.

classic film noir! one that isn't on TCM or other network's rotation.

Created about 1 year ago.

Have never seen this film noir before. Interesting making the women the chief villain. Typical of the 1940s, but always entertaining.

Created over 1 year ago.

I love almost any film noir from the 40s. This is no masterpiece but still enjoyable.

Created over 1 year ago.

Nice contrast to contemporary editing and camera styles. The acting is pretty stiff, and the story is OK if a bit implausible. It sounds like it'll be better than it is, but you get an interesting glimpse at a B-movie on-the-cheap noir. Make sure you've seen the classics first!

Created over 1 year ago.

Predictable but a fun view if you like film noir.

Created over 1 year ago.

A smarter version of my ex wife:(

Created over 1 year ago.

very good drama, good plot.

Created over 1 year ago.

Outstanding! A jewel that seemed lost forever returns. A very unusual and stark but amazing film!

Created over 1 year ago.

Fabulous job directing this 40's film ~ great femme fatale depiction! Love it.

Created over 1 year ago.

Oh WOW! It,t Just So Good, Says Bruno In Love!

Created over 1 year ago.

Excellent sample of what 1940's film is all about. Glad it was rescued from oblivion.

Created over 1 year ago.

cute.

Created over 1 year ago.

Pretty good!

Created over 1 year ago.

thought it was a little campy but enjoyed it all the same.

Created over 1 year ago.

No Double Indemnity but not bad.

Created over 1 year ago.

Great oldie murder flick!

Created over 1 year ago.

Very good 1940's film noir in spite of low budget, no "famous" actors, etc. Set in San Francisco, not Los Angeles, for a change. Tight script, good acting. Looking forward to seeing this one over again soon - this time with film buff friends and lots of popcorn.