From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 18 Mar 2001

It seems that BLAST OF SILENCE is a one-shot by Baron. I knew a Baron from numerous TV serials... and to my amazement I discovered in IMDb that it's the same person!

I never saw BLAST OF SILENCE (1961)- that I recall; heard from it from time to time in Film noir articles and comments from the US. I suspect it was never distributed in Europe at the time (and films from the 60's I saw more than a lot them over there... just believe me) It was a low budget, independent film.

That's all I know.

If interested you may have a look at the following Web page that I found for the film after you posted your query:

E.Borgers Hard-Boiled Mysteries http;//

--- wrote:
> Tobin Fields wrote <>:
> > The book also put me in mind of a movie I saw
> years ago
> > called BLAST OF SILENCE. I wonder if the director
> read TFB.
> This movie is presented in Silver and Ward's "Film
> Noir", but there are no
> other sights of it. What can you tell us about it?
> Why of all the unknown
> early sixties B-pictures is that included in "Film
> Noir", while Irving
> Lerner's "Murder by Contract" isn't? I have been
> curious about the film
> since I first read "Film Noir", but nobody knows
> anything about Allen
> Baron, the director who also plays the assassin in
> the lead role.

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