The Informer (1935) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by John Ford and produced by John Ford and Cliff Reid.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Liam O'Flaherty published in 1925.
Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Victor McLaglen||Won|
|Best Director||John Ford||Won|
|Best Film Editing||George Hively||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||RKO Radio Studio Music Department, Max Steiner, head of department (Score by Max Steiner)||Won|
|Best Writing||Dudley Nichols||Won|
|Best Picture||RKO Radio||Nominated|
THE INFORMER (1929)By Dan Day, Jr. on May 11, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog
John Ford is my favorite film director of all time, and one of his greatest films is THE INFORMER, the 1935 multi-Oscar winning story of betrayal set in 1920s Ireland. What most people don't realize is that THE INFORMER was a remake--the story had been filmed in England in 1929. That version has jus... Read full article
The John Ford Blogathon: Ford and The Informer (1935)By Caftan Woman on Jul 9, 2014 From Caftan Woman
"For a director there are commercial rules that it is necessary to obey. In our profession, an artistic failure is nothing; a commercial failure is a sentence. The secret is to make films that please the public and also allow the director to reveal his personality." The "baby" of his family, 19... Read full article
The Informer (1935)By Beatrice on May 9, 2013 From Flickers in Time
The Informer Directed by John Ford 1935/USA RKO Radio Pictures Repeat viewing Gypo Nolan (Victor McLaghlen) is a big lug who is down on his luck. ?He got bounced from his local IRA unit for failing to kill a prisoner. ?He is broke and his girl has turned to prostitution. ?One fine night he notices... Read full article
The InformerBy Alyson on May 30, 2011 From The Best Picture Project
In John Ford?s The Informer, we are taken to a foggy night in Dublin, 1922. ?Gypo Nolan (Victor McLaglen) is a starving now that he?s been cast out of the organized rebels. ??When he sees a reward poster for his old pal, Frankie (Wallace Ford), the twenty pound reward is tempting. ?So tempting that ... Read full article
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Gypo Nolan: Why are you sayin' that for?
Katie Madden: Well, did you rob a church or what?
Frankie McPhillip: Up the rebels!
Katie Madden: Ah, Gypo, what's the use? I'm hungry, and I can't pay my room rent. Have you the price of a flop on you?
Gypo Nolan: No.
Katie Madden: What's the use? Ah. don't look at me like that, Gypo! You're all I got! You're the only one. You know that. But what chance do we have to escape? Money! Some people have all the luck!
[Indicating the ad in the travel agency window]
Katie Madden: Look at that thing handing us the ha-ha! Ten pounds to America! Twenty pounds and the world is ours?
Gypo Nolan: What are you saying that for?
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The day before shooting Gypo Nolan's trial scene, John Ford told Victor McLaglen that he wouldn't be needed the next day so he should take a break, enjoy himself, and not worry about his lines. McLaglen proceeded to go out drinking - which Ford knew he would do - and the next day was forced to film the scene with a terrible hangover, which was just the effect Ford wanted.
"Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 25, 1946 with Victor McLaglen reprising his film role.
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