INFORMER, THE (1935) Victor McLaglen by Coburn


Vintage original 14 x 11″ (36 x 28 cm.) double weight matte-finish gelatin silver print photo, USA. Victor McLaglen, dir: John Ford; RKO. Minor smudge in left blank border, minor creases in blank bottom, JUST ABOUT FINE.

A very scarce photo, undoubtedly printed in very small quantities, and with a blindstamp in blank right lower margin of COBURN. Robert Coburn (1900-90) was one of the major figures in Hollywood photography.

This image is of the film’s climactic scene, as he informer (Victor McLaglen) confronts an IRA enforcer who is about to kill him for having betrayed a fellow revolutionary. This classic adaptation of Liam O’Flaherty’s novel is one of the high points of director John Ford’s career.

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