The Informer

Culver City, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1935. Two vintage oversize double weight photographs from the 1935 film.

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 Victor 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.

11 x 14 inches with irregular margins. Near Fine.

National Film Registry.

[Book #146988]