New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series


April 30, 1999 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1935, 91 minutes, b&w, 16 mm)
Directed by John Ford
Starring Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster

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This adaptation of Liam O'Flaherty's novel garnered Academy Awards for Best Actor (McLaglen), Best Director (Ford), Best Adaptation (Dudley Nichols), and Best Musical Score (Max Steiner). A hard-drinking brute, Gypo Nolan, played by McLaglen, informs on one of his friends in order to collect a reward during the Irish Civil War of 1922. Nichols wrote the script in six days and Ford shot the entire film in 17.