The only silent film to win an Oscar for Best Picture of the year, WINGS was a spectacular tribute to WWI combat pilots. A big hit upon release in 1927, the movie drew praise primarily for the excitement and authenticity of its aerial sequences.
In small-town America in 1917, young Jack Powell (Charles Rogers) is in love with Sylvia Lewis (Jobyna Ralston), not realizing that she loves David Armstrong (Richard Arlen), who returns her affections. To complicate matters further, Jack is adored by his next-door neighbor, Mary Preston (Clara
Jack and David enlist in the Great War. During aviator training, their mutual hostility turns into friendship. Oversea...