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The informer : screenplay


Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267

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American motion picture screenwriter Dudley Nichols was instrumental in founding the Screen Writers' Guild and also directed and produced films.

"Dudley Nichols 1895-1960." Biography Resource Center. Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 6: 1956-1960. American Council of Learned Societies, 1980. (accessed March 29, 2007).

Irish author Liam O'Flaherty (1896-1984) is primarily known for his short stories and novels.

"O'Flaherty, Liam, 1896-1984." Literature Online. (accessed March 29, 2007).

This collection consists of a staple-bound mimeographed typescript draft of "The Informer," a screenplay by Dudley Nichols which was adapted from Liam O'Flaherty's novel. Nichols refused to accept the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award which he received for the screenplay, citing his support of the Screen Writers' Guild.

Box 38, F0633: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, 1999.

Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, March 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2007 March 29
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Dudley Nichols "The Informer" screenplay, circa 1935.
Box 38 Folder F0633
Physical Description

Typescript mimeographed screenplay, 103 pp.

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