Wings ★★½ 1927
The silent classic about friends, Rogers and Arlen, their adventures in the Air Corps during WWI, and their rivalry for the hand of a woman. Contains actual footage of combat flying from the Great War. Won the very first Best Picture Oscar. Toothin plot hangs on (barely) to the stirring, intrepid dogfight scenes. 139m/B VHS, DVD . Clara Bow, Charles “Buddy” Rogers, Richard Arlen, Gary Cooper, Jobyna Ralston, El Brendel, Richard Tucker, Henry B. Walthall, Roscoe Karns, Gunboat Smith, Julia Swayne Gordon, Arlette Marchal, Carl von Haartman, William A. Wellman; D: William A. Wellman; W: Hope Loring, John Monk Saunders, Louis D. Lighton; C: Harry Perry; M: J.S. Zamecnik. Oscars ‘28: Picture, Natl. Film Reg. ‘97.