Tag: The Informer

  • The Informer (Ford, 1935)

    In an interview republished in the anthology Interviews With Film Directors, Jean Mitry cites John Ford's desire to balance innovation and aesthetics with populist appeal. "Directing is craft," Ford is quoted as saying, "If a director's films do not make money, he cannot expect to retain the confidence and good will of the men who put up the wherewithal" (195).