Boomerang! (1946) Script

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Year:1946
Director:Elia Kazan
Written by:Richard Murphy (Screenplay), Fulton Oursler (Writer)

Script Synopsis:In a quiet Connecticut town, 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. Based on a true story.
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Wild River Script

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Year:1960
Director:Elia Kazan
Written by:Paul Osborn (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in particular a farmer who objects to his employment (with pay) of local black laborers. Much of the plot revolves around the eviction of an elderly woman from her home on an island in the River, and the young man's love affair with that woman's widowed granddaughter.
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Pinky Script

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Year:1949
Director:Elia Kazan
Written by:Cid Ricketts Sumner (Novel), Philip Dunne (Screenplay), Dudley Nichols (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Pinky, a light skinned black woman, returns to her grandmother's house in the South after graduating from a Northern nursing school. Pinky tells her grandmother that she has been "passing" for white while at school in the North. In addition, Pinky has fallen in love with a young white doctor, Dr. Thomas Adams, who knows nothing about her black heritage.
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Panic in the Streets Script

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Year:1950
Director:Elia Kazan
Written by:Richard Murphy (Screenplay), Daniel Fuchs (Adaptation), Edna Anhalt (Story), Edward Anhalt (Story)

Script Synopsis:One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. Next morning, Dr. Clint Reed of the Public Health Service confirms the dead man had pneumonic plague. To prevent a catastrophic epidemic, Clint must find and inoculate the killers and their associates, with the reluctant aid of police captain Tom Warren, despite official skepticism, and in total secrecy, lest panic empty the city. Can a doctor turn detective? He has 48 hours to try...
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Gentleman’s Agreement Script

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Year:1947
Director:Elia Kazan
Written by:Moss Hart (Screenplay), Laura Z. Hobson (Novel)

Script Synopsis:A magazine writer poses as a Jew to expose anti-Semitism.
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Viva Zapata Script

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Year:1952
Director:Elia Kazan
Written by:John Steinbeck (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.
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East Of Eden Script

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Year:1955
Director:Elia Kazan
Written by:John Steinbeck (Author), Paul Osborn (Author)

Script Synopsis:In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother for the love of their father. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, to how to get ahead in business and in life, to how to relate to estranged mother.
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A Face in the Crowd Script

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Year:1957
Director:Elia Kazan
Written by:Budd Schulberg (Story), Budd Schulberg (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:"A Face in the Crowd" charts the rise of a raucous hayseed named Lonesome Rhodes from itinerant Ozark guitar picker to local media rabble-rouser to TV superstar and political king-maker. Marcia Jeffries is the innocent Sarah Lawrence girl who discovers the great man in a back-country jail and is the first to fall under his spell.
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Splendor In The Grass Script

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Year:1961
Director:Elia Kazan
Written by:William Inge (Writer)

Script Synopsis:A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
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On the Waterfront

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Year:1954
Director:Elia Kazan
Written by:Budd Schulberg (Screenplay), Budd Schulberg (Story)

Script Synopsis:Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.
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