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Ice Palace (1960)

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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Vincent Sherman

Writers:

Edna Ferber (novel), Harry Kleiner (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Burton ... Zeb Kennedy
Robert Ryan ... Thor Storm
Martha Hyer ... Dorothy Wendt Kennedy
Jim Backus ... Dave Husack
Carolyn Jones ... Bridie Ballantyne
Ray Danton ... Bay Husack
Diane McBain ... Christine Storm
Karl Swenson ... Scotty Ballantyne
Shirley Knight ... Grace Kennedy, Age 16
Barry Kelley ... Einer Wendt
Sheridan Comerate ... Ross Guildenstern
George Takei ... Wang
Steve Harris Steve Harris ... Christopher Storm - 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imperio de titanes See more »

Filming Locations:

Petersburg, Alaska, USA

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
(uncredited)
Music by James Kendis, James Brockman and Nat Vincent
Played on piano at the restaurant
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Craptastic
22 May 2017 | by federovskySee all my reviews

Alaskan melodrama in which Richard Burton rises from unemployment to cannery mogul, getting everything he wants through ruthless determination. Carolyn Jones is the other side of the coin, a woman who fails through indetermination to get anything she wants out of life - including Burton.

It's another Edna Ferber novel about industrial pioneers with an underlying environmental message (the devastation of fish stocks). It's unappealing and humourless, with Burton laying it on too thick, and the drama driven by unpleasant people finding excuses to get on each others' nerves.

Then (like Ferber's Giant) it starts to creak across generations with lots of unconvincing aging and new characters appearing late in the film we are surprised to have to care about. Finally, just to ratchet up the excitement, it gets all political.

Watching pack-ice breaking up would be more satisfying.


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