Boomerang! (1946) Script

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.

Wild River Script

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.

Pinky Script

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

Script Synopsis:A light-skinned black woman returns home after passing for white in nursing school.

Panic in the Streets Script

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...

Gentleman’s Agreement Script

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

Script Synopsis:Philip Green is a highly respected writer who is recruited by a national magazine to write a series of articles on anti-Semitism in America. He's not too keen on the series, mostly because he's not sure how to tackle the subject. Then it dawns on him: if he was to pretend to all and sundry that he was Jewish, he could then experience the degree of racism and prejudice that exists and write his story from that perspective. It takes little time for him to experience bigotry. He soon learns the liberal-minded firm he works for doesn't hire Jews and that his own secretary changed her name and kept the fact that she is Jewish a secret from everyone. Green soon finds that he won't be invited to certain parties, that he cannot stay in so-called 'restricted' hotels and that his own son is called names in the street. His anger at the way he is treated also affects his relationship with Kathy Lacy, his publisher's niece and the person who suggested the series in the first place.

Viva Zapata Script

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.

East Of Eden Script

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

Script Synopsis:Two brothers compete for their father's approval and a woman's love.

Face: In The Crowd Script

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

Splendor In The Grass Script

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.

On the Waterfront

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.