|The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.|
Editor's NoteHailing from early on in the career of director Elia Kazan, BOOMERANG! tells the noirish tale of an innocent man brow-beaten into confessing to the murder of a minister. Dana Andrews stars as the D.A. who decides to dig deeper into what seems like an open-and-shut case. Arthur Miller fans should look for a cameo by the playwright in the suspect line-up. Based on an article by Anthony Abbott in Reader's Digest, this brilliant true crime drama represents one of Hollywood's first forays into the gritty Italian neo-realist style of filmmaking.
Cast & Crew
|Lee J. Cobb|
|Richard Murphy - Writer|
|Norbert F. Brodine - Cinematographer|
|David Buttolph - Composer|
|Harmon Jones - Editor|
|Elia Kazan - Director|
Plot SummaryThis melodrama, based on the true story of an unsolved murder, carefully combines fact with fiction in semi-documentary style. When a prosecuting attorney investigates the killing of a Connecticut clergyman, he begins to suspect that the accused man is innocent -- and sets out to prove it.