WINGS OF THE MORNING, by Harold Schuster (1937)
United Kingdom, 1937, 89 minutes, color
DIRECTOR : Harold SCHUSTER.
SCREENPLAY : Thomas J.GERAGHTY, John MEEHAN, Gilbert WAKEFIELD, histoire de Brian Oswald DONN-BYRNE.
PHOTOGRAPHY : Ray RENNAHAN.
MUSICAL DIRECTOR : Muir MATHIESON.
MUSICAL SCORE : Arthur BENJAMIN, Orch.Roy DOUGLAS.
EDITOR : James B.CLARK.
ART DIRECTION : Ralph W.BRINTON.
COSTUMES DESIGNER : René HUBERT.
SOUND : Charles POULTON.
OPERATOR : Jack CARDIFF, Henry IMUS.
MAKEUP ARTIST : Stuart FREEBORN.
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS : Colin LESSLIE, Edward DRYHURST.
PRODUCTION MANAGER : Imlay WATTS.
PRODUCERS : Robert KANE, New World Pictures Ltd.
THE STORY : Maria, a beautiful Spanish gypsy, falls in love with Lord Clontarf, a member of the Irish gentry. In spite of pressure applied by Clontarf’s upper-crust family, the two are wed. However, their marriage ends tragically when the Earl is killed in a riding accident. Grief-stricken, Maria leaves for Spain with her fellow gypsies.
Three generations pass and Maria, now an old woman, returns to Ireland bringing with her a horse “Wings of the Morning” she plans to enter in the famed Epsom Derby. With her is her great-granddaughter Maria, disguised as a boy.
Young Maria meets Kerry, the heir to the present Earl, who quickly learns the girl’s secret and is immediately smitten. The two fall in love and work together at winning the Derby. Their efforts, despite some trials and tribulations, pay off; “Wings” wins the race and Maria and Kerry can marry
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