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Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960.

"The Informer" screenplay

circa 1935

Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F633

Creator: Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960.

Title: "The Informer" screenplay

Inclusive Dates: circa 1935

Extent: 1 item (103 p.)

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

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F633, Dudley Nichols, "The Informer" screenplay, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099


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Purchase, 1999.


Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, March 2007.

The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

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).

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.

Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
English drama--Irish authors--20th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Personal Contributors
O'Flaherty, Liam, 1896-1984.
Screen writers.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Detailed Contents List

Dudley Nichols "The Informer" screenplay, circa 1935   [Box 38 F633]

Typescript mimeographed screenplay, 103 pp.