The Informer

The Informer


A vacillating former member of the IRA (an Oscar© winning role for Victor McLaglen) betrays a friend so he and his girlfriend can migrate to America and start afresh. But nobody escapes their conscience. Ford deals with one of his regular themes of honour and personal values, whilst also showing his sympathies towards the IRA.

WINNER: Oscars© (Best Director, Screenplay, Actor, Music).

Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.

The Informer

  • Director: John Ford
  • Year: 1935
  • Run Time: 91 mins
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: USA
  • Rating: R