Informer

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The Informer

John Ford
USA, 1935
91min, OF

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The Informer

John Ford
USA, 1935
, 91min, OF

Cast: 
Victor McLaglen
Heather Angel
Preston Foster
Margot Grahame
Wallace Ford
Una O'Connor
J.M. Kerrigan
Joe Sawyer
Neil Fitzgerald
Donald Meek
D'Arcy Corrigan
Steve Pendleton
Cast: 
Original novel
«The Infomer» by Liam O'Flaherty
Screenplay: 
Dudley Nichols
Sound: 
Hugh McDowell Jr.
Camera: 
Joseph H. August
Editor: 
George Hively
Composer: 
Max Steiner
Decoration: 
Van Nest Polglase
Costume: 
Walter Plunkett

Production: 
RKO Radio Pictures
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

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.