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Hailing 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.
Sam Levene - American Actor
Arthur Kennedy - American Actor
Lee J. Cobb - American actor, ON THE WATERFRONT, THE EXORCIST
Robert Keith - American actor, BOOMERANG!/DUEL OF THE CHAMPIONS
Rolland Keith Richey - American actor, BOOMERANG!/DUEL OF THE CHAMPIONS
Harmon Jones - Director/Editor/1950s
Elia Kazan - Director/screenwriter, ON THE WATERFRONT
Elia Kazanjoglou - Director/screenwriter, ON THE WATERFRONT
Taylor Holmes - American Character Actor
Cara Williams - American TV Actress
Norbert F. Brodine - American Director of Production
Norbert F. Brodin - American Director of Production
Norbert Brodine - American Director of Production
Jane Wyatt - Margaret Anderson (Mom) from TV's "Father Knows Best"
Dana Andrews - American Actor
Carver Dana Andrews - American Actor
Karl Malden - American Actor, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), A STREETCAR NAMED
Malden Sekulovich - American Actor, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), A STREETCAR NAMED
David Buttolph - American Composer/B. 1902
Ed Begley - Oscar-winning supporting actor, THE GREAT GATSBY/12 ANGRY ME
Edward Begley - Oscar-winning supporting actor, THE GREAT GATSBY/12 ANGRY ME
Richard Murphy - American Screenwriter/Director
Richard T. Murphy - American Screenwriter/Director
This 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.
Based on an article in "Reader's Digest" called "The Perfect Case," written by Anthony Abbott. Playwright Arthur Miller appears as one of the line-up suspects. Shot on location in Stamford, Connecticut. Additional cast: Lester Lonergan (Cary), Lewis Leverett (Whitney), Richard Garrick (Mr. Rogers), Ben Lackland (James), Helen Carew (Annie), Johnny Stearns (Reverend Gardiner), Guy Thomajan (Cartucci), Lucia Seger (Mrs. Lukash), Dudley Sadler (Dr. Rainsford), Walter Greaza (Mayor Swayze), Helen Hatch (Miss Manion), Royal Beal (Johnson).