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Plot, Details & Awards


Not Yet Rated In Theaters 06/30/2008 , 88min.
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Plot & Details

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. The screenplay, expertly crafted by Richard Murphy received an Academy Award nomination.


Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1947 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Screenplay Richard Murphy Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1947 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated
1947 National Board of Review Best Director Elia Kazan Won

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