Wings of the Morning (film)

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Wings of the Morning
Directed by Harold D. Schuster
Produced by Robert Kane
Written by Tom Geraghty
John Meehan
Brinsley McNamara
Based on Destiny Bay
1928 two short stories 
by Donn Byrne
Starring Annabella
Henry Fonda
Leslie Banks
Music by Arthur Benjamin
Muir Mathieson
Cinematography Ray Rennahan
Edited by James B. Clark
New World Pictures
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox (UK)
Héraut Film (France)
Release dates
January 1937 (UK)
11 March 1937 (US)
Running time
89 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $850,000[1]

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]

Popular Irish tenor Count John McCormack appeared in the film singing "Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms" and "Killarney".[4] 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.[5]

Plot summary[edit]

The story, set in the late 1880s, concerns the tempestuous love between an Irish nobleman and the fiery Spanish gypsy he loves.[6]



  1. ^ Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 p 240
  2. ^ BFI Database entry
  3. ^ IMDB movie trivia
  4. ^ Video on YouTube
  5. ^ Christopher Andersen (1990) Citizen Jane
  6. ^

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