Tuesday, September 24, 2013


The deliberate, seemingly random murder of a beloved local priest stirs a quaint, New England community into a panic causing law enforcement to pin the murder on an itinerant, whose only hope is his dogged attorney (Dana Andrews) who is assured of his innocence. Boomerang! is a considerable misfire coming from legendary director Elia Kazan. Filming this real life story on actual locations and presenting it in a docudrama style, the film comes off as stilted and not nearly as interesting as it sounds. Lee J. Cobb, playing a surly police captain, is one of the few saving graces of the picture.