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Wings (1927) Movie Information

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William A. Wellman


Clara Bow
Richard Arlen
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
Jobyna Ralston
Gary Cooper
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The first film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. Wings is the story of two men who have gone to war and the girl they both leave behind. Director Wellman makes one of his most humanistic statements as he explores the devastating results of war.

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worleyjamers 06/25/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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For my first silent film ever, Wings more than met my standards, it blew me away. Winner of the very first Best Picture Academy Award, this film is one that every movie buff should see. It really is one of the gems of the silent-film era. I went into this this having never experienced a silent movie before and I absolutely loved it. A thing that surprised me were the special effects. There was never a time in the film where I felt the battle scenes looked fake. They were in no way as real as in today's films, but for 1927, they seemed quite good actually. Do not let the 1927 release date keep you away, the film is fantastic.

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10/20/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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In 1917, Jack Powell (Buddy Rogers) and David Armstrong (Richard Arlen) are both in love with Sylvia Lewis (Jobyna Ralston). Little does Jack know, however, that not only does Sylvia love David, but his next door neighbor Mary Preston (Clara Bow) is deeply in love with him. When World War I makes its way to America, the two boys join the U.S. Air Force, leaving the girls behind. Mary decides the only way she can be with Jack is to join the Women’s Motor Corp. The three learn of friendship and true love in the first Best Picture winning film.

“Wings” is not only an historical film for being the first to win the now-coveted gold statue, but it is also has one of the best told stories of the silent film era. The story glides along as smoothly as, well, an airplane. The characters really d...

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