A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer... See full summary »

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Kevin O'Connor
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Dale Whipple
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Carey
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Nick
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Tom Clancy
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Timothy Mike Donovan
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Harry Weston
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Gilligan
Ida Moore ...
Angela Orange
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Oscar Rudolph ...
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A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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LOVE IS GOING TO THE DOGS...WHEN THE WEDDING RING IS BET ON THE HORSES! (original print media ad - all caps)

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Comedy | Drama

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7 March 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

À Espera de um Milagre  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Easy Come, Easy Go
Written by Ray Evans & Jay Livingston
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