Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946. Revised Final script for the 1947 film "Boomerang." Brief secretarial notation in holograph pencil on the verso of the last leaf.
Based on a Reader's Digest article (1945) by Fulton Oursler (as Anthony Abbot), in turn based on an actual incident involving a Catholic priest and a mentally unstable homeless man. Henry L. Harvey (Andrews) is a public attorney hired to defend a strange out-of-towner accused of murdering a priest.
Producer Louis De Rochemont's innovative documentary-style filmmaking is perhaps at it's best in this film, drawing heavily from his previous film, the 1945 Henry Hathaway noir, "The House on 92nd Street."
Set in Connecticut, shot on location there and in New York. Nominated for an Academy Award.
Self wrappers. Title page integral with front wrapper, dated September 6, 1946, noted as REVISED Final Script, with credits for screenwriter Murphy and writer Oursler (as Abbot). 162 leaves, with the last leaf of text numbered 155. Mimeograph duplication, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 9/18/46 and 9/25/46. Near Fine overall, bound with two gold brads.
Grant US. Selby Canon. Silver Classic Noir. Spicer US.