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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's been a pleasure meeting you, Mr. Wade.
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Boomerang is directed by Elia Kazan, based on a story written by Fulton Oursler (Anthony Abbot), with the screenplay written by Richard Murphy. It stars Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur Kennedy, Ed Begley & Karl Malden. Plot is based around a true story, a case that even today remains unsolved, where a...
Published on 25 Nov 2010 by Spike Owen

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1.0 out of 5 stars Boomerang
I was looking forward to watching this film,however,I didn't realise it was region one so was unable to enjoy it. Maybe one day it will be produced for all regions.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's been a pleasure meeting you, Mr. Wade., 25 Nov 2010
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Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard" (Birmingham, England.) - See all my reviews
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Boomerang is directed by Elia Kazan, based on a story written by Fulton Oursler (Anthony Abbot), with the screenplay written by Richard Murphy. It stars Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur Kennedy, Ed Begley & Karl Malden. Plot is based around a true story, a case that even today remains unsolved, where a priest was shot and murdered in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1924. A vagrant and ex-serviceman (here played by Kennedy) was indicted for the murder. The evidence at first glance seemed solid, but the state attorney (Andrews here) on prosecution duties wasn't convinced and set about deconstructing the evidence. Much to the shock of his superiors and others with vested interests.

Gripping melodrama told in semi-documentary style and filmed on location in Stamford, Connecticut (Kazan was refused permission to actually film in Bridgeport). As a crime story it's as solid as it gets, dripping with realism and filling out the plot with may notable points of reference. Political pressures, police procedural, corruption, unstable witnesses, bitter dames and of course an innocent man on trial for his life (we know the latter since it's based on facts and Kazan lets us in on it early on). It's all in there for a taut, suspenseful and noirishly well told story. The acting is top dollar, both from the leads and an impressive supporting cast. While even tho more time should have been afforded the "dodgy dealings" aspects, it slots into place nicely enough to still leave us splendidly agitated at the no resolution outcome. It's all in the build up and execution. 7/10
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In response to the review from 'moggie', 14 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Boomerang! (Masters of Cinema) (Dual Format Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD] [1947] (Blu-ray)
Let's get this straight, moggie. You mistakenly purchased a DVD that your region-coded player can't play. Annoyed that the DVD wasn't an all-region disc (ignoring the fact that most DVDs are regionally coded), you give THE FILM a one-star rating!

That is mind-numbingly absurd!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Aug 2014
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Andrew Parr "Stoke Prior Andy" (Bromsgrove, Worcs, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Boomerang! (Masters of Cinema) (Dual Format Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD] [1947] (Blu-ray)
great stuff. thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Aug 2014
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Dvd is great
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1 of 102 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boomerang, 5 Jun 2013
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I was looking forward to watching this film,however,I didn't realise it was region one so was unable to enjoy it. Maybe one day it will be produced for all regions.
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