PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, War
Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.
When the budget was proving an issue, Paramount head Jesse L. Lasky went to the War Department and managed to elicit $16 million out of them, a huge amount at the time. With the war still fresh in most people's minds, the War Department saw Wings (1927) as an effective ... ...
Pursuing one Fokker, David lays himself open to attack by the other.
Jack and David shoot down a German bomber. The soldiers in the just-bombed village come running out and celebrate atop the bomber's wreckage, but by the time it was shot down, the bomber was a good many miles away from the village - too far away for the troops to just run out to its wreckage.
A version played at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on May 15 and 16, 2003, was restored, with fewer scratches, color tintings, and an orchestral score with sound effects.
(credited on 2012 restored score only)
Written by Charles J. Roberts
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