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Wings
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Clara Bow Clara Bow
Mary Preston
Richard Arlen Richard Arlen
David Armstrong
Jobyna Ralston Jobyna Ralston
Sylvia Lewis
El Brendel El Brendel
Herman Schwimpf
Richard Tucker Richard Tucker
Air Commander
Gary Cooper Gary Cooper
Cadet White
Gunboat Smith Gunboat Smith
The Sergeant


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Hope Loring Hope Loring
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4 years, 9 months ago at Apr 24 8:17
The battle scenes in this silent film about a love triangle between two World War One airmen and an army nurse are a clear highlight of the first Best Picture winner. They are gory, thrilling, blessed by the lack of sound (it allowed Wellman to attach cameras to the wings of the planes as they performed their aeronautical manuevers) and often spectacular.

The rest of this film is a... read more
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Description: This silent film classic deals with two World War I pilots in love with the same woman. Actual footage of air battles adds to the film's realism. WINGS was the first film ever made that graphically captured the emotional combination of ... Full Descriptionfreedom and fear of flying in combat. Director William Wellman drew on his years in an elite flying squadron and pushed the cinematic technology of the day to its limit when he created this film's timeless aerial sequences. The story revolves around two young men, of different classes, who have both fallen for the same young woman before they head off to combat. Richard A ... (more)
Release date: 5 January 1929
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madstalk posted a review 4 years, 9 months ago

“The battle scenes in this silent film about a love triangle between two World War One airmen and an army nurse are a clear highlight of the first Best Picture winner. They are gory, thrilling, blessed by the lack of sound (it allowed Wellman to attach cameras to the wings of the planes as they performed their aeronautical manuevers) and often spectacular.

The rest of this film is a bit of an uneven melodramatic mishmash about love during wartime. Too much effort is spent on overly descriptive title cards and the Buddy Rogers and Richard Arlen (the two leads) have limited screen presence.” read more

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