DirectorAllen Baron Music directorMeyer Kupferman CountryUnited States
Release date1961 WriterAllen Baron (screenplay), Waldo Salt (narration written by) CastAllen Baron (Frank Bono), Molly McCarthy (Lori), Larry Tucker (Big Ralph), Bill DePrato (Joe Boniface), Peter H. Clune (Troiano), Danny Meehan (Petey) GenresFilm noir, Thriller, Drama, Crime Fiction, Crime Thriller Similar moviesThe Last Witch Hunter, Hitman: Agent 47, Run All Night, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk
TaglineAn unforgettable experience in suspense! ... as seconds tick off a timetable ... for murder!
Blast of Silence is a 1961 American crime film. It was written and directed by Allen Baron and produced by Merrill Brody, who was also the cinematographer.
Frankie Bono (Allen Baron), a hitman from Cleveland, comes to New York City during Christmas week to kill a middle-management mobster, Troiano (Peter H. Clune). First he follows his target to select the best possible location, and orders a gun from rat-loving dealer Big Ralph (Larry Tucker). One night, he meets a former friend from the orphanage he grew up in, rattling his cool and putting his life in danger.
The Criterion Collection released Blast of Silence on DVD in 2008. The disc's special features include a new, restored digital transfer, a making-of featurette (Requiem for a Killer: The Making of Blast of Silence), rare on-set Polaroid photos, and images of locations as they existed in 2008. Also included is a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty and a four-page graphic novel by Sean Phillips (Criminal, Sleeper, Marvel Zombies).