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  • 1927
  • US
  • 144 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: William A Wellman
  • Cast: Buddy Rogers, Richard Arlen, Clara Bow

In WWI, a group of fighter pilots are tasked with shooting the Germans out of the skies. Winner of the inaugural Best Picture Oscar in 1929, the flight sequences remain highly impressive today, and the film stands testament to a bygone age’s ability to make powerful art.

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DVD review: Wings

23 Jan 20144 stars

The flight sequences in William Wellman’s World War I-set silent classic still impress

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