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Film history in brief : 1935’s “The Informer,” directed by John Ford

Produced by RKO Radio Pictures

It’s 1920 and Ireland is at war with the British during the War of Independence. Gypo (Victor McLaglen) snitches on a sinn fein militant, eventually getting fingered, and attacked. He stumbles into a church and dies. Directed by John Ford, "The Informer" was made in spite of the producers (RKO Pictures) having major doubts about its commercial prospects. And yet, the film was hailed, at the ... more >