Oscar Impact: Informer, The

The goal of every studio in Hollywood is to win the Best Picture since the top prize carries with it both cash and prestige.

The first film to benefit directly from winning the Oscars, though not Best Picture, was John Ford's “The Informer” (1935), which opened to good reviews but was not popular at the box office, due to its grim subject matter.

However, after winning four Oscars, the largest number of awards for any film in 1935, including Best Director and Best Actor (Victor McLaglen), “The Informer” was rereleased and became a hit.