Wings of the Morning (1937 film)

Wings of the Morning is a 1937 British drama film directed by Harold D. Schuster and starring Annabella, Henry Fonda, and Leslie Banks.[2] Glenn Tryon was the original director but he was fired and replaced by Schuster. It was the first ever three-strip Technicolor movie shot in England or Europe.[3]. [4]Jack Cardiff is credited as the camera operator.

Wings of the Morning
Directed byHarold D. Schuster
Glenn Tyron (original director)
Produced byRobert Kane
Written byTom Geraghty (narration)
Gilbert Wakefield (scenario)
Screenplay byThomas J. Geraghty
John Meehan
Story byBrian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Based onDestiny Bay
1928 two short stories
by Donn Byrne
Henry Fonda
Leslie Banks
Music byArthur Benjamin
Muir Mathieson
CinematographyRay Rennahan
Edited byJames B. Clark
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
January 1937 (UK)
March 11, 1937 (US)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Popular Irish tenor Count John McCormack appeared in the film singing "Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms" and "Killarney".[5] The picture was French actress Annabella's first English language film. Henry Fonda met his second wife, Frances Ford Seymour, mother of Jane and Peter Fonda, on the set at Denham.[6]


The story, begins in 1889 with the impetuous love of an Irish nobleman for the fiery Romany Gypsy princess Maria. The couple marry against social conventions in both communities but he dies shortly afterward in a riding accident. Maria leaves the estate and goes to Spain with the Gypsy caravan. The story continues 50 years later when Maria and her grand daughter return to Ireland. [7]



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