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The Informer (1935)


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Title: The Informer [IMDb]


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Release date: May 09, 1935
Studio: RKO
Runtime: 91 minutes
IMDB genres: crime, drama
Awards Won: Oscar: Best Music, Score
BYU holdings: https://search.lib.byu.edu/byu/record/lee.6902872

Synopsis [hide]

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

Plot keywords (from IMDb): based on novel, betrayal, black and tan, comrades, drunkard, dublin ireland, execution, fog, informer, ireland, irish rebellion, irish republican army, leitmotif, orchestral music score, propaganda, prostitute, pub, remake, reward, symphonic music score, tailor, travel agency, trial, wake, wanted poster, whiskey, starving

Cast and Crew

ActorRole
Victor McLaglenGypo Nolan
Heather AngelMary McPhillip
Preston FosterDan Gallagher
Margot GrahameKatie Madden
Wallace FordFrankie McPhillip
D’Arcy CorriganThe Blind Man

John Ford: director

Max Steiner: composer

Maurice de Packh: orchestrator

Bernhard Kaun: orchestrator


Film Statistics

Stats
Film duration: 1:31:32
Music duration: 00:50:41
Pages in score: 108
Total themes: 36
Themes with variants: 13
Total variants: 74
Total gestures: 12
Total underscoring sections: 6
Total underscoring duration: 00:01:41
Total instances: 131

Themes

Name Uses Variants
The Informer 32 28
Blood Money 20 9
Katie 16 15
The Wearin’ o’ the Green 9 7
Dan and Mary 8 6
Blind Man 5 1
Judges 2 1
Peter Mulligan 2 0
The Escape 2 1
The Irish Washerwoman 2 0
Yankee Doodle 2 2
Begging 1 0
Begging 2 1 0
By the fire 1 0
Drinking Song 2 1 0
Fanfare 1 0
Here Comes the Bride 1 0
Ireland 1 0
Katie Calls Gypo 1 0
Mary 1 0
Pleading 1 0
Rule, Britannia! 1 0
Sancta Maria 1 0
The Minstrel Boy 1 0

Theme Combinations

Name Uses
Blood Money + Blind Man 2
Blind Man + Blood Money 1
Blood Money + The Informer 1
The Informer + Blood Money 1
The Irish Washerwoman + Blood Money + The Wearin’ o’ the Green + The Informer 1

Source Music

Name Uses
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms 2
Dardanella 1
Drinking Song 1
He Is Me Darling-O 1
My Man 1
RKO Tower 1
The Rose of Tralee 1

Gestures

Name
Blowing smoke
Falling down the stairs
Footsteps
Gypo runs away
Match strike
Poster
Poster blowing 1
Poster blowing 2
Running (Not in Film)
Running and hiding
Tearing down poster
Throwing man down

Underscoring

Name
Dramatic
Subtle
Tense