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The Stage in Review

May 12, 1935
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The Informer, as adapted by Dudley Nichols from Liam O’Flaher#y’s novel; directed by John Ford; an RKO Radio production. At the Radio City Music Hall.

Gypo Nolan Victor McLaglen

Mary McPhillip Heather Angel

Dan Gallagher Preston Foster

Kaue Madden Margot Grahame

Frankie McPhillip Wallace Ford

Mrs. McPhillip Una O’Co#orTerry J. M. Kerrigan

Mulholland Joseph Sauers

Tommy Connor Neil Fitzgerald

Rat Mulligan Donald Meek

The Blind Man D’Arcy Corrigan

Donahue Leo McCabe

Daly Gaylord Pendleton

Flynn Francis Ford

Madame Be#y May Boley

The Lady Grizelda Harvey

Lovers of serious pictures will leave Radio City Music Hall with a feeling of having spent an enjoyable evening after seeing Victor McLaglen in the film version of Liam O’Flaherty’s “The Informer.”

“The Informer” was a success when it appeared as a novel. It is now a success also on the screen. Under the direction of John Ford, it is well produced and is true, in its essential details, to the book.

Victor McLaglen, who plays the title role, fully justifies the high praise he earned when starring in “The Lost Patrol.” He plays his role with a complete realization of the difficult characterization of a man who has betrayed his best friend for twenty pounds. He gives an unforgettable and impressive portrayal of Gypo Nolan, a modern Judas of the Dublin underworld during the Black and Tan terror.

“The Informer” will no doubt have a long run on Broadway. It is a picture which is of interest to everyone, not alone to students of the Irish Revolution. It is a strong portrayal of an Irishman who betrayed the cause of his people.

The other players in the film are all excellent and the entire ensemble makes a splendid and convincing showing. The photography is faultless. One who sees this picture will not forget it for a long time. B. S.


“A Happy Family,” the longest-run Yiddish musical hit, is being offered for the last five times this week-end at the McKinley Square Theatre, after which it will leave for a tour. Aaron Lebedeff, Isadore Field and Lucy Levin star in this show, which Friday night saw its 300th performance.

The Yiddish Folks Theatre will honor Leon Hoqman, manager of the New York Art Troupe tonight (Sunday) with a special performance consisting of one-act plays by famous authors.

“Two Hearts,” Yiddish musical drama by Chaim Tauber and Sholom Secunda, starring the Singing Poet, Jewish radio singer, was moved from the Folks to the Brooklyn Lyric Theatre Friday night, where it remains three-weekend with two showings each day.

Vera Rosansko, known on the radio as the “Yiddish Shiksa,” is starred in I. Rosenberg’s folk musical of the same name which opened at the Bronx Art Theatre Friday night and is continuing through the week-end.

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