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In 1889, A gypsy princess, Young Marie (Annabella), loses her aristocratic husband when his is killed in an accident. Nearly a half-century later , her granddaughter Maria (Annabella) falls in love with a Canadian horse trainer, Kerry Gilfallan (Henry Fonda), working to prepare entries for Epsom Downs Derby. Although she is engaged to marry a man in Spain, she falls in love with Kerry and he with her. Complications arise when the Spanish fiancé reappears.Written by
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"Wings Of The Morning" is a good movie. Not a great movie, but a good one and there are several reasons to watch it. First and foremost, it is a rare opportunity to see and hear Ireland's most famous tenor, John McCormack. He sings several songs as the featured entertainer at a dinner party. He doesn't appear in the picture until about an hour into it, but his gorgeous tenor voice delivers "Killarney" and "All Those Endearing Young Charms" and it is worth the wait.
This is also England's first Technicolor movie and it is pretty in its own right, but must seem primitive to film sophisticates. Especially eye-catching are shots of the Irish countryside as McCormack sings. Annabella makes her English-speaking debut in this picture and she is beautiful but her accent makes her difficult to understand at times.
Well, that's about it. The story is ordinary, the plot points telegraphed and it moves at glacial speed. I would have rated it lower were it not for the reasons mentioned above.
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