Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 3 movie trailer - starring Grant Withers, Mary Astor, James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Barbara Stanwyck. Directed by William Wellman. Genre: Drama
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Wings, directed by William A. Wellman, is a 1927 silent film about World War I fighter pilots. Wings was the first film, and the only silent film, to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The cold rain is relentless. Huddled in the mountains, the Gis are soaked, weary, miserable. One might say it was hell on Earth but these men know better. They already walked through hell when they spearheaded the invasions of North Africa and Sicily. Waiting next is something worse: the brutal nightmare of Anzio.
In his first starring movie role, James Garner plays Col. William Darby and William A. Wellman (Battleground, The Story of G.I. Joe) directs Darby's Rangers, the heroic saga of the on- and off-battlefield lives of America's fierce World War II fighting forces. Jack Warden, Edward Byrnes, Stuart Whitman and others fall in as elite commandos trained in assault tactics. Exposed to greater front-line danger, their losses were high - but so was their courage.
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Wings is the first film to win the Academy Award® for Best Picture. Featuring a meticulous restoration and a newly recorded soundtrack based on the original score. This timeless story of love and loss follows two men who go to war and the girl they leave behind. Popular Twenties “It” girl Clara Bow stars with Richard Arlen, Charles “Buddy” Rogers and Gary Cooper in a legendary cameo appearance.
Ace, a young aircraft fighter, is invited to take part in a prestigious air show competition. Determined to be the next champion, he asks Colonel, a legendary retired air fighter to train him. But lurking in the wings of the flight training camp is another competitor, Cyclone, who will stop at nothing to win the title for himself. On the day of the big competition, Ace and Cyclone compete leaving only one brave aircraft fighter, not only the champion, but a hero.
Wings is the story of two men who have gone to war and the girl they both leave behind. Director William A. Wellman makes one of his most humanistic statements as he explores the devastating results of war.
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