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The informer : screenplay

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0633

Scope and Content Note

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.


  • Creation: circa 1935


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Dudley Nichols (1895-1960)

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).

Liam O'Flaherty (1896-1984)

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).


1 item (103 pages)


Dudley Nichols screenplay based on Liam O'Flaherty's novel The Informer.


Purchase, 1999.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

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

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

Finding aid for The informer : screenplay
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 March 29
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