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Wings (1927)

Wings (1927)
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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
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Gary Cooper Gary Cooper
Cadet White
Gunboat Smith Gunboat Smith
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7 years, 6 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.

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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
Tags: 1927 (5), War (3), Action (3), Best Picture Oscar (3), Romance (2), Silent Movie (2), Silent (2), WWI (2), 1920s (2), World War I (2), Clara Bow (1), Usa (1), Black And White (1), 20's (1), HQ (1), Paramount Famous Lasky Corp. (1), Plane Crash (1), Hedda Hopper (1), Friendship (1), Roscoe Karns (1)
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Watched in 2018 (203 movies items)

"5.9. Ensimmäisen parhaan elokuvan Oscarin voittaneen elokuvan juoni on täysin yhdentekevää höttöä, jossa kaksi kaverusta rakastaa samaa naista, ja sitten tulee sota. Päähenkilö ei saa vastakaikua rakastamaltaan naiselta, mutta onneksi naapurin tyttö katselee urhoamme sillä silmällä. Juonipuoli ei kiinnosta yhtään, vaikka mykkäelokuvaksi elekieli onkin pätevää. Lopussa nähdään kuitenkin muutamia meheviä melodramaattisuuksia. Keskivaiheilla tapahtuva hassutteluryyppäysjak"

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" Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I. Won 2:Best PictureBest EffectsNominated 0: "

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"Best Picture! Winner: Wings! Nominees: The Racket Seventh Heaven"

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"1927/28! Winner: William A. Wellman! Nominees: Frank Borzage - Seventh Heaven King Vidor - The Crowd Best Director, Comedy Picture! Winner: Lewis Milestone, Two Arabian Knights! Nominees: Ted Wilde - Speedy"

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"1927/28! Winner: Wings! Nominees: The Racket Seventh Heaven"

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