The Informer (1929 film)

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The Informer
Directed by Arthur Robison
Written by Liam O'Flaherty (novel)
Benn W. Levy
Rolf E. Vanloo
Starring Lya De Putti
Lars Hanson
Warwick Ward
Carl Harbord
Music by Hubert Bath
Harry Stafford
Cinematography Werner Brandes
Theodor Sparkuhl
Edited by Emile de Ruelle
Distributed by Wardour Films
Release date
17 October 1929
Running time
83 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Informer is a 1929 British Part-talkie drama film directed by Arthur Robison and starring Lya De Putti, Lars Hanson, Warwick Ward and Carl Harbord. The picture was based on the novel The Informer by Liam O'Flaherty. In the film, a man betrays his best friend, a member of a terrorist organisation, to the authorities and is then pursued by the other members of the organisation.[1] The later, better known, remake The Informer (1935) was directed by John Ford.


The film was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures as the sound revolution was taking place. The film was made with a soundtrack, sound effects and talking scenes. A fully silent version was also released. Robison was one of a number of Germans engaged to work in the British Film Industry following the Film Act of 1927.



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