The Informer

Culver City, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, Circa 1934. Draft script for the 1935 film. In a custom quarter leather clamshell box.

The second of two films based on Liam O’Flaherty’s 1925 novel, the first being Arthur Robison’s 1929 British feature, about a former Republic Army member during the Irish War of Independence, who turns in one of his comrades to the British in order to use the bounty money to book passage to America for himself and his girlfriend, who has been forced into prostitution.

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actor for McLaglen, nominated for two others, including Best Picture. Screenwriter Dudley Nichols became the first person to decline an Academy Award, when his refused his Oscar due to an ongoing dispute between the Screen Writers Guild and the Academy, though he would eventually claim it three years later.

Detached green wrappers, noting the title, screenwriter and director on the spine in holograph ink. Title page integral with first page of text, with credits for screenwriter Nichols and novelist O'Flaherty. 105 leaves, with last page of text numbered 105. Mimeograph duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, side-stapled.

National Film Registry.

[Book #144598]