Saturday, December 23, 2017

From the archives (again): 'Blast of Silence' for the holidays

Reposting this repost this from Dec. 23, 2011…

I've written about "Blast of Silence," Alan Baron's New York (slightly hokey) indie noir from 1961.

Will repeat some of it now... the movie is about a contract killer in New York for a job during the Dec. 25 holiday season ...



Of interest hereabouts... the main character, "Baby Boy" Frankie Bono, stays at the Valencia on St. Mark's Place... which is the St. Mark's Hotel today...


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In the background, you can see the former Saint Marks Russian and Turkish Baths ... which became the New St. Marks Baths ... then Mondo Kim's ... and eventually BarCade.

1 comment:

JQ LLC said...

Silent...but deadly

I might be wrong, that scene by the bungalows looks like Hamilton Beach.