Wings (1927)

4.33
/ 10
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2h 24m
Running Time

August 12, 1927
Release Date

Wings (1927)

4.33
/ 10
3 User Ratings
2h 24m
Running Time

August 12, 1927
Release Date

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Plot.

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, both in love with the same woman, become US Air Corps fighter pilots and, eventually, heroic flying aces during World War I. Devoted best friends, their mutual love of the girl eventually threatens their bond. Meanwhile, a hometown girl who's the lovestruck lifelong next door neighbor of one of them pines away.

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Cast & Crew.

Rod Rogers

Rod Rogers

Aviator / Stunts

Charles Barton

Charles Barton

Soldier Flirting with Mary (uncredited) / Assistant Director

Thomas Carr

Thomas Carr

Aviator (uncredited)

Thomas Carrigan

Thomas Carrigan

Undetermined role (uncredited)

Margery Chapin

Margery Chapin

Peasant Woman (uncredited)

Andy Clark

Andy Clark

Undetermined role (uncredited)

Hal George

Hal George

Undetermined role (uncredited) / Stunts

Dick Grace

Dick Grace

Aviator (uncredited) / Stunts

Pierce L. Butler

Pierce L. Butler

Stunts

Frank Clarke

Frank Clarke

Stunts

Clarence Irvine

Clarence Irvine

Stunts

Denis Kavanagh

Denis Kavanagh

Stunts

Cherie May

Cherie May

Stunt Double

Earle E. Partridge

Earle E. Partridge

Stunts

Earl H. Robinson

Earl H. Robinson

Stunts

Sterling R. Stribling

Sterling R. Stribling

Stunts

Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor

Stunts

Hoyt Vandenberg

Hoyt Vandenberg

Stunts

Details.

Release Date
August 12, 1927

Status
Released

Running Time
2h 24m

Budget
$2,000,000

Box Office
$3,600,000

Genres

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Wiki.

Wings is a 1927 American silent and synchronized sound film known for winning the first Academy Award for Best Picture. Due to the general public's apathy towards silent films, the film was quickly re-released in 1928 with synchronized sound. While the sound version of the film has no audible dialog, it was released with a synchronized musical score with sound effects. The film stars Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, and Richard Arlen. Rogers and Arlen portray World War I combat pilots in a romantic rivalry over a woman. It was produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman, and released by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation. Gary Cooper appears in a small role, which helped launch his career in Hollywood.

The film, a romantic action-war picture, was rewritten by scriptwriters Hope Loring and Louis D. Lighton from a story by John Monk Saunders to accommodate Bow, Paramount's biggest star at the time. Wellman was hired, as he was the only director in Hollywood at the time who had World War I combat pilot experience, although Richard Arlen and John Monk Saunders had also served in the war as military aviators. The film was shot on location on a budget of $2 million (equivalent to $33.06 million in 2022) at Kelly Field in San Antonio, between September 7, 1926, and April 7, 1927. Hundreds of extras and some 300 pilots were involved in the filming, including pilots and planes of the United States Army Air Corps which were brought in for the filming and to provide assistance and supervision. Wellman extensively rehearsed the scenes for the Battle of Saint-Mihiel over ten days with some 3,500 infantrymen on a battlefield made for the production on location. Although the cast and crew had much spare time during the filming because of weather delays, shooting conditions were intense, and Wellman frequently conflicted with the military officers brought in to supervise the picture.

Acclaimed for its technical prowess and realism upon release, the film became the yardstick against which future aviation films were measured, mainly because of its realistic air-combat sequences. It went on to win the inaugural Academy Award for Outstanding Picture at the first Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award ceremony in 1929, the only fully silent film to do so. It also won the Academy Award for Best Engineering Effects (Roy Pomeroy). Wings was one of the first widely released films to show nudity. In 1997, Wings was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant", and the film was re-released to Cinemark theaters to coincide with the 85th Anniversary for a limited run in May 2012. The film was re-released again for its 90th anniversary in 2017. The Academy Film Archive preserved Wings in 2002.

The film entered the public domain in the United States in 2023.

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