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Wings (movie)


  • Category: Drama, Romance, Action
  • Year: 1927
  • Company: Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation
  • Running time: 139 minutes
Starring: Clara Bow, Charles Buddy Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston, El Brendel, Richard Tucker, Gary Cooper, Gunboat Smith, Henry B. Walthall, Roscoe Karns, Julia Swayne Gordon, Arlette Marchal
William A. Wellman
Producer: Lucien Hubbard, B. P. Schulberg
Screenplay: John Monk Saunders (story), Hope Loring, Louis D. Lighton
Cinematographer: Harry Perry



Wings is a 1927 movie about fighter pilots during World War I (Charles Buddy Rogers and Richard Arlen), who vie for the same girl (Clara Bow). The film was the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture (then called "Best Picture, Production", in 1927. It was also the only film to ever win the Academy Award for Engineering Effects. The film was written by John Monk Saunders (story) and Louis D. Lighton and Hope Loring, and directed by William A. Wellman.

The film has been deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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