Retrospective 2014

The Informer

John Ford
USA 1935
91 min

Dublin 1922, the IRA fights against the English occupying forces. The fact that during the war justice is merciless, learns the simple-minded, good-natured Gypo who betrays an IRA companion at a desperate moment for 20 pounds. He boasts of the money, squanders it and at the same time his conscience torments him. The IRA turns him in and judges him, but with the mother of the killed he finds forgiveness and at the end his peace. Ford’s foggy film shows a Judas as a suffering creature, as a martyr of his action and his guilt.

  • Victor McLaglen - Gypo Nolan
  • Heather Angel - Mary McPhillip
  • Preston Foster - Dan Gallagher
  • Margot Grahame - Katie Madden
  • Wallace Ford - Frankie McPhillip
  • Dudley Nichols based on the novel by Liam O’Flaherty
  • Joseph H. August
  • Hugh McDowell Jr.
  • George Hively
  • Max Steiner
  • Van Nest Polglase
  • Walter Plunkett
RKO Radio Pictures
35 mm
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