Thursday, August 6, 2015
Annabella in "Wings of the Morning'
Wings of the Morning is a 1937 British drama film directed by Harold D. Schuster and starring Annabella, Henry Fonda, and Leslie Banks. 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. Maria, played by Annabelle, is dressed as a boy (with black beret) to escape the hostilities of the Spanish war, and becomes involved with Kerry (played by a young Henry Fonda). Kerry doesn't realise it's a girl, of course, until later when she reveals herself, when it's love at first sight.
The story, set in the late 1880s, concerns the tempestuous love between an Irish nobleman and the fiery Spanish gypsy he loves.