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Boomerang, directed by Elia Kazan, is a chilling film noir, the true story about the murder of a priest, the subsequent arrest and trial of a jobless drifter, and the efforts of young state's attorney Henry Harvey (Dana Andrews) to uncover the truth. Closely based on the actual 1924 murder of Fr. Hubert Dahme in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the film was directed by the young Elia Kazan in a highly effective, semi-documentary style. Kazan shot most of the film on location, using high-contrast cinematography and an extremely mobile camera to create a palpable sense of urgency.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 13
- Fresh: 10
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Movie-makers should positively remember that a public story is a public trust.
Fresh: Gripping, real-life melodrama, told in semi-documentary style.
Fresh: This 1947 film is limited in scope and feeling, but the superficial dramatics work well enough.
Fresh: The performances, especially by Andrews, are spot on.
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- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 1947
- © 1947 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Renewed 1974 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.