Boomerang! is a 1947 American crime film noir based on the true story of a vagrant who was accused of murder by an incompetent police force, only to be found not guilty through the efforts of the prosecutor. The film was shot mostly in Stamford after the director was denied permission to film in Bridgeport where the actual events occurred.

The entire film teases you with views of old Stamford, but in the short clip below, we are treated to an inside view of the original Central Fire Station and some Stamford Firefighters who served as extras for the movie.

“The fireman 2nd from the right is Larry Hogan. I screened this at the Stamford Historical Society several years ago and his son was there. If you can hear the audio on this clip , Hogan has a thick Irish accent, which his son tells me was pure BS put on just for the movie.”

Daniel S Burke, Stamford Historical Society