Boomerang

Boomerang

Elia Kazan’s classic and chilling semi-documenatry thriller, Boomerang, exists on the margins of film noir . Based on a true story, the sharp and well-acted film tells the story of a small-town determining the innocence of a troubled WW2 vet wrongly charged with the murder of a well-liked priest. The harsh black and white of the film stock nods ironically to the shortcomings of the criminal justice system, a sensationalist press, venal politicians and easily swayed popular opinion. The story of integrity in the face of greed, lust, pride and blind ambition in the form of political corruption and police expediency remains strong,

Courtesy National Film and Sound Archive.

Boomerang

  • Director: Elia Kazan
  • Year: 1947
  • Run Time: 88 mins
  • Country: US
  • Rating: M