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Title Boomerang!
Date 1947
Summary "This dramatization of a factual incident that occurred in 1924 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The movie 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. In the actual case state's attorney Homer Cummings conducted a thorough investigation and found Israel innocent of the crime. Cummings (named "Henry Harvey" in the film) later became Attorney General of the United States under Franklin D. Roosevelt."
Type Fact based drama
Media Film
Country US
Format Released to theaters
Pages DVD
1st Ed/Copyright
Original Title
Originally Published 1947
Official Website http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039208/?ref_=nv_sr_3
Alternate Website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boomerang_%281947_film%29
Barnes & Noble
Alternate Edition
Released By
Director Elia Kazan
Screenwriter Richard Murphy
Running Time 88 minutes
Color/B&W B&W
Rating NR
Based On Actual case
Available on Video/DVD?
Starring "Dana Andrews, Lee J. Cobb, Karl Malden, Arthur Kennedy and Jane Wyatt"

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