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Wings (1927)

Wings (1927)
January 19, 2013 - 7:30 pm

"But nothing has possessed the graphic descriptive powers of aerial flying and combat that have been poured into this effort." - Variety

Directed by William A. Wellman, Harry D’Arrast (uncredited)

Director William A. Wellman drew heavily on his own WWI flying experiences to make the dogfight sequences in this, the first Best Picture winner, as realistic—not to mention as technically demanding—as possible. Bow plays against her flapper image as Mary Preston, the girl next door in love with an American flyer. After joining the war effort as part of the Motor Corps, she’s reunited with him at the front but fate keeps them apart until personal tragedy plays a hand.

Paramount Famous Lasky Corp. Screenwriter: Hope Loring, Louis D. Lighton. Cinematographer: Harry Perry. Editor: E. Lloyd Sheldon. Cast: Clara Bow, Charles Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston, El Brendel. 

35mm, b/w, silent, 136 min. 

Musical accompaniment will be provided by Robert Israel.