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Boomerang!

USA, English, 88 mins

  • Director: Elia Kazan
  • Writer: Richard Murphy; Fulton Oursler
  • Producer: Louis De Rochemont; Darryl F. Zanuck

CGiii Comment

This is so full of subtext that you will choke.

Everything is there...without a poofy word being uttered.

Unfortunately, it falters and becomes a bog-standard courtroom drama without a conclusion - rendering it absolutely pointless and way too preachy for its own good.


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The(ir) Blurb...

This dramatization of a factual incident opens in a quiet Connecticut town where a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer. Although Waldron vehemently denies the crime, no one will believe him. District Attorney Henry Harvey is then put on the case and faces political opposition in his attempt to prove Waldron's innocence.

Cast & Characters

Dana Andrews as State's Atty. Henry L. Harvey;
Jane Wyatt as Madge Harvey;
Lee J. Cobb as Chief Harold F. 'Robbie' Robinson;
Cara Williams as Irene Nelson - Waitress at Coney Island Cafe;
Arthur Kennedy as John Waldron;
Sam Levene as Dave Woods - 'Morning Record' Reporter;
Taylor Holmes as T.M. Wade;
Robert Keith as Mac McCreery;
Ed Begley as Paul Harris;
Philip Coolidge as Jim Crossman;
E.J. Ballantine as McDonald - 'Morning Record' Editor;
Royal Beal as Johnson - Police Ballistics Expert;
Wyrley Birch as Father George A. Lambert;
Helen Carew as Annie;
John Carmody as Thomas Callahan

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