The Informer (1935) - ***1/2
The film received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Score. It won awards for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Score.
Trivia: Due to union disagreements, screenwriter Dudley Nichols refused his Oscar, becoming the first person to do so. However, he accepted his Oscar statuette within the next 10 years.
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) - ***1/2
The film received a single Oscar nomination for Best Picture. It lost, but the film did receive accolades from the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle in addition to its Oscar nod.
Trivia: One of three 1935 Best Picture nominees starring Charles Laughton. The others were Les Misérables and Mutiny on the Bounty, which won Best Picture.