Wings

  • 1927
  • Movie
  • NR
  • War

The only silent film to win an Oscar for Best Picture of the year, WINGS was a spectacular tribute to WWI combat pilots. A big hit upon release in 1927, the movie drew praise primarily for the excitement and authenticity of its aerial sequences. In small-town America in 1917, young Jack Powell (Charles Rogers) is in love with Sylvia Lewis (Jobyna Ralston),...read more

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Wings - Official Trailer
00:52 — 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 (more…)
Trailer
00:47 — Trailer for Wings. Christopher is preparing for one of the most important concerts of his career. He knows that he cannot make any mistake. That is wh (more…)
Featurette - The Sets
00:40 — Featurette for Wings takes a look at the sets created for the film.
Featurette - Dangerous Stunts
00:48 — Featurette for Wings takes a look at how stunt pilots were required for the film's visuals.
Featurette - Dogfighting
01:01 — Featurette for Wings takes a look at the process of filming dogfights for the film.
Featurette - Silk Screening
00:45 — Featurette for Wings takes a look at the silk screening process to show flames and guns firing.
Featurette - The Director
01:44 — Featurette for Wings takes a look at the idea of casting a director who had flying experience.
Featurette - Casting
00:52 — Featurette for Wings takes a look at the casting of the film's title characters, including Clara Bow.
Featurette - Gary Cooper
00:43 — Featurette for Wings takes a look at the casting of Gary Cooper.
Featurette - Restoring the Film
00:40 — Featurette for Wings takes a look at the process of restoring the original film with digital tools in order to maintain the authenticity.
Featurette - Flying
00:41 — Featurette for Wings takes a look at the realistic shots of flying portrayed in the film.
Featurette - Restoring the Score
01:16 — Featurette for Wings takes a look at restoring the original soundtrack. Fortunately there was a paper score available.
DVD Trailer
00:54 — DVD trailer for Wings. Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.
Trailer
01:00 — Jack Powell (Charles 'Buddy' Rogers) and David Armstrong (Richard Arlen) are rivals in the same small American town, both vying for the attentions of (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: The only silent film to win an Oscar for Best Picture of the year, WINGS was a spectacular tribute to WWI combat pilots. A big hit upon release in 1927, the movie drew praise primarily for the excitement and authenticity of its aerial sequences. In small-… (more)

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