The Lion Has Wings

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The Lion Has Wings is a 1939 British, black-and-white, documentary-style, propaganda war film that was directed by Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, Alexander Korda and Michael Powell.[2] The film was produced by London Film Productions and Alexander Korda Film Productions and 'was preparing the nation [for war] and shining a light on the power of the RAF'.[3]

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The Lion Has Wings
US theatrical release poster
Directed byMichael Powell
Brian Desmond Hurst
Adrian Brunel
Alexander Korda (uncredited)
Written byAdrian Brunel
E. V. H. Emmett
Story byIan Dalrymple
Produced byAlexander Korda
Ian Dalrymple
StarringMerle Oberon
Ralph Richardson
June Duprez
Narrated byE. V. H. Emmett (UK)
Lowell Thomas (US)
CinematographyOsmond Borradaile
Bernard Browne
Harry Stradling Sr.
Edited byHenry Cornelius
Charles Frend
Hugh Stewart
Derek N. Twist
Music byRichard Addinsell
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • 3 November 1939 (1939-11-03) (UK)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget£30,000 ($764K in 2021) or $150,000[1]

The Lion Has Wings was made at the outbreak of World War II and was released to cinemas very quickly. It helped convince the British government of film's value for disseminating both propaganda and information.