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The Informer Movie Review Summary

Actors: Victor McLaglen, Margot Grahame, Preston Foster, Wallace Ford, Donald Meek

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THE INFORMER is a movie directed by John Ford in 1935. Both Victor McLaglen and John Ford earned an Academy Award for this picture.

Dublin, Ireland in 1922. Gypo and his girl-friend are literally starving to death in this troubled period. All of a sudden, Gypo decides to betray his old friend Frankie and hand him over to the British army in order to earn the 20 reward. He will then get drunk and draw the I.R.A.'s attention by spending all the money in one night. How will Gypo defend himself when the I.R.A. will accuse him of being the informer ?
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Irish Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of lower class Poverty story?    -   Yes Vigilante/Revenge?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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