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Wings of the Morning is a 1937 British drama film directed by Harold D. Schuster and starring Annabella, Henry Fonda, and Leslie Banks. 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.

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


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


  • Annabella as Young Marie/Maria, Duchess of Leyva
  • Henry Fonda as Kerry Gilfallen
  • Leslie Banks as Lord Clontarf
  • Stewart Rome as Sir Valentine
  • Irene Vanbrugh as Old Marie
  • Harry Tate as Paddy
  • Helen Haye as Aunt Jenepher
  • Edward Underdown as Don Diego (as Teddy Underdown)
  • Teddy Underdown as Don Diego
  • Mark Daly as James Patrick Aloysius 'Jimmy' Brannigan
  • Sam Livesey as Angelo
  • E.V.H. Emmett as Racing Commentator
  • R.C. Lyle as Racing Commentator (as Captain R.C. Lyle)
  • John McCormack as Himself - the Tenor
  • Steve Donoghue as Himself
  • Evelyn Ankers as a party guest (uncredited)
  • Hermione Darnborough as a gypsy dancer