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"The Informer"

by Liam O'Flaherty

The Irish in Film
A Complete List of Irish Films

 Title  The Informer
Set in Dublin, in 1922 when British soldiers nicknamed the Black & Tans occupied the city, our story shows us revolutionaries too busy fighting among themselves to fight anyone else. Though the other members of the IRA and their families are depicted as good and just, one rebel, a foolish drunk, betrays all that is noble when he betrays his friend. The larger implications are clear to the other rebels but somehow not to the informer in their midst. Still they take every effort to make sure they have the right man before taking action. And, despite his shameful character, they forgive him his faults, though not his deeds. (There is an earlier, British film of O'Flaherty's book made in 1929 that is not in print.) Link to reviews Click picture
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 Year    1935       Type    Drama     Rating   NR
 Director   John Ford  Writer   Dudley Nichols
 Cast  Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster, Wallace Ford,
  Margot Grahame, Una O'Connor


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