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The Informer

Author: John FordG C ReidDudley NicholsMax SteinerJoseph H AugustAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, ©2006.
Series: John Ford film collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Standard versionView all editions and formats
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The scene is Dublin, 1922. Gypo Nolan stumbles through a foggy Irish night, his brain pickled in whiskey and his soul tormented by shame and fear. Gypo is an informer, a turncoat who betrayed his friend to the British police for 20 pounds. Now he can't spend the money fast enough, nor can he run from his treachery fast enough as he brawls, brags, swaggers and lies his way toward his fate.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Ford; G C Reid; Dudley Nichols; Max Steiner; Joseph H August; Van Nest Polglase; Walter Plunkett; Hugh McDowell; George Hively; Victor McLaglen; Heather Angel; Preston Foster; Margot Grahame; Wallace Ford; Una O'Connor; J M Kerrigan; Joseph Sawyer; Neil Fitzgerald; Donald Meek; D'Arcy Corrigan; Leo McCabe; Steve Pendleton; Francis Ford; May Boley; Grizelda Harvey; Denis O'Dea; Liam O'Flaherty; RKO Radio Pictures.; Turner Entertainment Co.; Warner Bros. Entertainment.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0780653726 9780780653726 1419828894 9781419828898
OCLC Number: 70169248
Language Note: In English with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: From the story by Liam O'Flaherty.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1935.
Also issued as part of the box set: John Ford film collection.
Special features: "The informer: out of the fog" featurette; Theatrical trailer.
Credits: Music by Max Steiner ; photographed by Joseph H. August ; art director, Van Nest Polglase ; costumes by Walter Plunkett ; recorded by Hugh McDowell, Jr. ; edited by George Hively.
Cast: Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster, Margot Grahame, Wallace Ford, Una O'Connor, J.M. Kerrigan, Joseph Sauers, Neil Fitzgerald, Donald Meek, D'Arcy Corrigan, Leo McCabe, Gaylord Pendleton, Francis Ford, May Boley, Grizelda Harvey, Dennis O'Dea.
Awards: Academy Awards (1936): Best actor in a leading role (Victor McLaglen), best director (John Ford), best music, score (Max Steiner), and best writer, screenplay (Dudley Nichols); National Board of Review, USA (1935): Best film; New York Film Critics Circle Awards (1936): Best film, best director (John Ford); Venice Film Festival (1935): Mussolini Cup.
Description: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation preserving the aspect ration of its original theatrical exhibition; Dolby digital mono.
Series Title: John Ford film collection.
Other Titles: Informer, out of the fog.
Responsibility: Radio Pictures presents a John Ford production ; directed by John Ford ; associate producer, Cliff Reid ; screen play by Dudley Nichols.

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The scene is Dublin, 1922. Gypo Nolan stumbles through a foggy Irish night, his brain pickled in whiskey and his soul tormented by shame and fear. Gypo is an informer, a turncoat who betrayed his friend to the British police for 20 pounds. Now he can't spend the money fast enough, nor can he run from his treachery fast enough as he brawls, brags, swaggers and lies his way toward his fate.

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