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Wings
7.5 Rating
(67 ratings)
7.8 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
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

(screenplay) and


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4 years 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 ... (more)
Release date: 5 January 1929
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madstalk posted a review 4 years 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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