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Wings (12-Aug-1927)

Director: William A. Wellman

Writers: John Monk Saunders; Hope Loring; Louis D. Lighton; Julian Johnson

Keywords: Drama, WWI, Aviation

Jack and David enter WWI as fighter pilots, both of them in love with Sylvia, their home town beauty queen. Another girl, Mary, fancies Jack. Superb aerial cinematography, particularly for 1927. Won the first Oscar for Best Picture, and another for Best Effects. Entered 1997 into the National Film Registry.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Richard Arlen
1-Sep-1898 28-Mar-1976 Island of Lost Souls
Clara Bow
29-Jul-1905 26-Sep-1965 Schizophrenic actress, Wings
El Brendel
25-Mar-1890 9-Apr-1964 Former vaudevillian, Wings
Gary Cooper
7-May-1901 14-May-1961 High Noon
Roscoe Karns
7-Sep-1891 6-Feb-1970 It Happened One Night
Jobyna Ralston
21-Nov-1899 22-Jan-1967 Wings
Buddy Rogers
13-Aug-1904 21-Apr-1999 With Mary Pickford in My Best Girl


Clara Bow   ...   Mary Preston
Buddy Rogers   ...   Jack Powell
Richard Arlen   ...   David Armstrong
Jobyna Ralston   ...   Sylvia Lewis
El Brendel   ...   Herman Schwimpf
Richard Tucker   ...   Air Commander
Gary Cooper   ...   White
Gunboat Smith   ...   Sergeant
Henry B. Walthall   ...   David's Father
Roscoe Karns   ...   Lt. Cameron
Julia Swayne Gordon   ...   David's Mother
Arlette Marchal   ...   Celeste


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