Blonde Ice is a 1948 American crime film noir directed by Jack Bernhard and starring Leslie Brooks, Robert Paige and Michael Whalen. It was based on the 1938 novel Once Too Often by Whitman Chambers.
Some sources falsely state that much acclaimed B movie director Edgar G. Ulmer was the uncredited original screenwriter of Blonde Ice. Ulmer claimed in 1970 that shortly after the release of Double Indemnity in 1944 he wrote a rip-off script with the working title Single Indemnity for film producer Sigmund Neufeld. He erroneously believed that Neufeld’s film was finally released under the title Blonde Ice. However, Blonde Ice was neither produced by Neufeld nor does its plot resemble that of Double Indemnity. The film Ulmer was actually referring to is obviously Apology for Murder from 1945.
Directed by Jack Bernhard
Produced by Martin Mooney
Screenplay by Kenneth Gamet
Based on the novel Once Too Often by Whitman Chambers
Starring Leslie Brooks, Robert Paige
Music by Irving Gertz
Cinematography George Robinson
Edited by W.L. Bagier, Jason H. Bernie
Production company Martin Mooney Productions
Distributed by Film Classics
Release dates May 20, 1948
Running time 73 minutes
Country United States