The Informers (1963 film)

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The Informers
The Informers Poster.jpg
British quad poster
Directed by Ken Annakin
Produced by William MacQuitty
Earl St. John (Executive)
Written by Alun Falconer
Paul Durst
Based on Death of a Snout
by Douglas Warner
Starring Nigel Patrick
Margaret Whiting
Katherine Woodville
Colin Blakely
Derren Nesbitt
Harry Andrews
Music by Clifton Parker
Cinematography Reginald H. Wyer
Edited by Alfred Roome
Distributed by Rank Organisation
Release date
1963 (1963)
Running time
105 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Informers (US title - Underworld Informers) is a 1963 British crime film produced and distributed in the UK by The Rank Organisation and distributed in the USA by Continental Film Distributors. It was directed by Ken Annakin, produced by William MacQuitty with the screenplay by Paul Durst and Alun Falconer from the novel "Death of a Snout" by Douglas Warner. It starred Nigel Patrick, Margaret Whiting, Harry Andrews, Derren Nesbitt and Colin Blakely. Cinematography was by Reginald H. Wyer.[1]


Filmed at Pinewood Studios and on location in London, the story concerns the somewhat uneasy relationship between a Scotland Yard Detective, Johnoe (Nigel Patrick) and the Squad Chief, Bestwick (Harry Andrews) over the use of paid informants. Despite orders not to use informants and to adopt more scientific principles of detection, Johnoe continues on until one of his informants is murdered. Immediately he finds himself in a frame for corruption and with few friends left on his own side of the law his only option is to enlist the help of the murdered man's brother (Colin Blakely).[2]



Part of The Informers was filmed in Gloucester Mews, W2.[3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ The Informers (1963))
  2. ^ Underworld-Informers - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - The New York Times
  3. ^ Mews News. Lurot Brand. Published Spring 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2013.