The Lion Has Wings1939

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The Lion Has Wings
Directed by:
Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst and Michael Powell

Starring Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, Flora Robson, Robert Douglas and Anthony Bushell, "The Lion Has Wings" (also known as "Leone ha le ali, Il") is a Drama/War film directed by Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, and Michael Powell, released in the USA on January 19 of 1940.

Who directed "The Lion Has Wings":

The Lion Has Wings was directed by Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst and Michael Powell.

Adrian Brunel was an English director, writer, and actor. Before The Lion Has Wings, he had directed City of Beautiful Nonsense, released in 1935, The Invader (1935), Vanity (1935), The Constant Nymph (1928), Blighty (1927), and The Man Without Desire (1923). Since, Adrian Brunel directed .

Brian Desmond Hurst was an Irish director, and producer. Before making The Lion Has Wings, he had directed Ourselves Alone, released in 1936. Since, Brian Desmond Hurst directed Dangerous Moonlight, released in 1941, Hungry Hill (1947), Scrooge (1951), Malta Story (1953), The Black Tent (1956), and Behind the Mask (1958).

Michael Powell was an English director, writer, producer, and actor. Before making The Lion Has Wings, he had directed The Spy in Black, released in 1939, The Edge of the World (1937), The Brown Wallet (1936), Someday (1935), The Price of a Song (1935), and The Night of the Party (1935). Since, Michael Powell directed Contraband, released in 1940, The Thief of Bagdad (1940), 49th Parallel (1941), One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942), A Canterbury Tale (1944), and 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945).

When was "The Lion Has Wings" released:

The Lion Has Wings was initially released on Friday, January 19, 1940, in the United States. Also released on Friday, January 19, 1940 have been The Blue Bird (dir. Walter Lang), He Married His Wife (dir. Roy Del Ruth), and Remember the Night (dir. Mitchell Leisen). This was eighty (80) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, November 03, 1939 in the United Kingdom.

What is the cast of "The Lion Has Wings":

At the casting of The Lion Has Wings we find Merle Oberon, previously seen in Wuthering Heights (1939) and The Cowboy and the Lady (1938); Ralph Richardson (The Four Feathers (1939), Q Planes (1939)); June Duprez (The Spy in Black (1939), The Four Feathers (1939)) [ more... ]

  • G.H. Mulcaster, Herbert Lomas, Ronald Adam and John Longden also appeared together in Bonnie Prince Charlie, released in 1948.
  • Charles Carson and Flora Robson, Herbert Lomas, Robert Rendel also appeared in Fire Over England, released in 1937.
  • Ralph Richardson, Ronald Adam, John Longden and Ian Fleming can be seen in Q Planes, released in 1939.
  • Ralph Richardson, Austin Trevor, John Longden and Frank Tickle have all also be seen in Anna Karenina, released in 1948.
  • Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, Robert Rendel and Archibald Batty also appeared together in The Four Feathers, released in 1939.
  • Austin Trevor, G.H. Mulcaster and Ian Fleming can also be seen in Night Train to Munich, released in 1940.
  • Austin Trevor, Milton Rosmer and John Longden can be seen in Goodbye, Mr. Chips, released in 1939.
  • June Duprez, Robert Rendel and John Penrose also worked together in The Spy in Black, released in 1939.
  • Ralph Richardson, Herbert Lomas and Milton Rosmer also appeared together in South Riding, released in 1938.
  • Charles Carson and Anthony Bushell, Austin Trevor can also be seen in Dark Journey, released in 1937.

What is the Storyline of "The Lion Has Wings":

The Lion Has Wings is recounted in various "chapters" with a linking story revolving around a senior Royal Air Force (RAF) officer, played by Ralph Richardson, his wife and his family.

The film opens with a newsreel style documentary comparing life in Britain to life in Nazi Germany, narrated by E.V.H. Emmett in the upbeat and patriotic narrative style common to such newsreels in Britain. This mainly uses existing newsreel footage with some additional footage shot especially for this film. It [...]

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