Boomerang Overview:

Boomerang (1947) was a Film Noir - Crime Film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Louis de Rochemont.


Kazan's gangbuster film noir docu-drama about an innocent man browbeaten into confessing to the murder of a minister. Andrews is the D.A. who decides to dig deeper into what seems like an open-and-shut case. Look for playwright Arthur Miller in the suspect lineup. Based on an article by Anthony Abbott in Reader's Digest.

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Boomerang (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 17, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Boomerang shares some similarities to Call Northside 777 and Panic in the Streets. Like the latter Elia Kazan film, this one boasts a surprising amount of real-world authenticity and a loaded cast of talent. Those are its greatest attributes as Kazan makes the?bridge between the stage and the silver... Read full article

Screening of "Boomerang!" at Daystar Center October 13

By Stephen Reginald on Sep 29, 2018 From Classic Movie Man

Screening of "Boomerang!" at Daystar Center October 13 Boomerang! (1947) Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Room 102 When: October 13, 2018 Time: 6:45 p.m Hosted by Stephen Reginald Boomerang! (1947) is based on a true crime. A minister is murdered in a small town in Connecticut... Read full article

Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars (1938, Ford Beebe and Robert F. Hill), Chapter 5: The Boomerang

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 6, 2018 From The Stop Button

It?s unclear what the chapter title, The Boomerang, has to do with any of the content. Unless it?s something about Buster Crabbe and Frank Shannon continually returning to Beatrice Roberts?s palace from the Clay Men?s kingdom. Crabbe and Shannon start the chapter saving Jean Rogers and Donald Kerr, ... Read full article

Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941, John English and William Witney), Chapter 8: Boomerang

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 18, 2017 From The Stop Button

Boomerang is the best chapter of Captain Marvel yet. Not because of Captain Marvel action?there?s some, but it?s perfunctory?rather it?s the plotting. Boomerang springboards off something in the previous chapter (unrelated to the cliffhanger), sort of narratively hopping over something. That somethi... Read full article

Boomerang (1947)

By Beatrice on Mar 18, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Boomerang Directed by Elia Kazan Written by Richard Murphy based on an article by Fulton Oursler 1947/USA Twentieth Century Fox Films Corp. Repeat viewing/Netflix rental This is a solid, if unexceptional, film noir in the semi-documentary style favored by Twentieth Century Fox. The story is based ... Read full article

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 10, 1947 with Dana Andrews and Jane Wyatt reprising their film roles.
First film of Barry Kelley
Based on a case of Homer Stille Cummings, as a Connecticut state attorney, who later became the 55th U.S. Attorney General.
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