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The Informer

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Remake of:
The Informer
Related to:
Uptight
Original title
The Informer
Year
Running time
91 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Dudley Nichols (Novel: Liam O'Flaherty)
Music
Max Steiner
Cinematography
Joseph H. August (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
RKO
Genre
Drama | 1920s. Poverty. IRA. Psychological Drama. Remake
Synopsis / Plot
A brutish but well-meaning Irishman, Gypo Nolan (Victor McLaglen), informs on his best friend Frankie McPhillip (Wallace Ford), who is a member of the Irish Republican Army, in order to collect the reward of £20 and sail to America with his girlfriend Katie Madden (Margot Grahame). The film traces his conscience-stricken emotional disintegration that eventually leads him to give himself away.
Awards
1935: 4 Academy Awards: Best Director, Actor (Victor McLaglen), Screenplay, Music. 6 Nominations
1935: National Board of Review: Best Film
1935: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Best Director
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