The Informer

In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in.
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DVD-R Details

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: October 4, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1935
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Total Count: 14


User Ratings: 1,074
Rating: B+ -- John Ford won the first of his four Oscars for this tale of betrayal, set against the Irish Revolution of 1922, which is more impressive visually than thematically. Full Review
Feb 13, 2009
Rating: C -- A heavy-handed, dreary and unimaginative work. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Feb 8, 2007
Certainly it is the best movie of the year so far, and it is doubtful if any subsequent one will be able to surpass it. I am inclined to believe, moreover, that it is the finest thing which the American movies have ever produced. Full Review
Vanity Fair
Jun 12, 2019
Victor MeLaglen has never given an abler performance, and the film, even if it sometimes underlines its points rather crudely, is a memorable picture of a pitiless war waged without honour on either side in doorways and cellars and gin shops. Full Review
The Spectator
Jun 12, 2018
Rating: 5/5 -- Nearly as good as its reputation
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Aug 22, 2002
The film's gorgeous black-and-white cinematography -- with its streams of fog and sparkling cobblestones -- gave audiences a new glimpse as to the potential artistry of cinema. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Mar 29, 2013
Rating: 5/5 -- Among John Ford's first great films; w/Oscar turn by McLaglen.
Feb 19, 2008

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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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Warner Archive Collection

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  • Sales Rank: 53,799
  • UPC: 888574444167
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