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Boomerang! (The Perfect Case) (1947)

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Dana Andrews Dana Andrews
Henry L. Harvey
Jane Wyatt Jane Wyatt
Madge Harvey
Lee J. Cobb Lee J. Cobb
Chief Harold F. Robinson
Cara Williams Cara Williams
Irene Nelson
Arthur Kennedy Arthur Kennedy
John Waldron
Sam Levene Sam Levene
Dave Woods
Taylor Holmes Taylor Holmes
T.M. Wade
Robert Keith Robert Keith
'Mac' McCreery


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11 years, 10 months ago at May 29 15:59
"It's been a pleasure meeting you, Mr. Wade."
"I know."

Cracking noir from Elia Kazan that not only offers up a compelling story (a true one at that) but thoughtful social commentary. Mirroring the Metropolitan Police in London, during the time of the Ripper murders, is the diminished, incompetent and ridiculed police force of Bridgeport, Connecticut, led by none other than L... read more
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This dramatization of a factual incident opens in a quiet Connecticut town where a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer. Although Waldron vehemently denies the crime, no one will believe him. District Attorney Henry Harvey is then put on the case and faces political opposition in his attempt to prove Waldron's innocence.
Release date: 28 February 1947
Tags: Film Noir (7), Drama (3), Crime (3), 1947 (3), 1940s (2), 40's (2), Black & White (1), 1940's (1), HQ (1), Cannes (1), D.T. (1)
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