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Wings

"In 1917, in a small American town, Jack Powell tinkers on a car, while daydreaming about airplanes. When the car is roadworthy, Jack names it 'Shooting Star' and Mary Preston, the girl next door who helped him, paints a star on the side of the vehicle. Oblivious to the infatuated Mary's feelings for him, Jack invites a more sophisticated city girl, Sylvia Lewis, to accompany him on the first drive. Sylvia rides with Jack, but she is in love with David Armstrong, the son of the town's wealthiest family. Later, when the United States enters World War I, Jack and David enlist and apply to aviation school. Before they leave, Sylvia signs a picture of herself and puts it in a locket for David, but when Jack sees it and thinks it is meant for him, she does not have the heart to contradict him. David, who returns Sylvia's affection, is hurt, but she takes him aside and explains that, although Jack has her picture, David has her heart. Jack almost forgets to say goodbye to Mary, but then runs back to shake her hand and give her permission to use the car. While saying his farewells to his mother and wheelchair-bound father, David finds a favorite old toy, a tiny bear, which he decides to take with him for good luck. During basic training, an antagonism develops between Jack and David, which is finally resolved in boxing class when they are paired off in a heated practice bout of boxing and become fast friends. After Jack and David complete ground school, they are bunked with Cadet White, an affable and experienced young flier. Upon seeing David's bear, White comments that many fliers have mascots, although he does not, as he believes, 'when your time comes, you're going to get it.' He then leaves for flight practice during which he dies in a plane crash. Later, when Jack and David are sent to France, Jack paints a star-shaped logo on his plane like the one on his car. During their first patrol, the fliers encounter Capt. Kellermann, a famous German ace and leader of the 'Flying Circus.' At 10,000 feet in the air, a dogfight ensues, during which both German and Allied planes are lost. David's machine gun jams as he is singled out for an attack, but his opponent chivalrously spares his life. Jack becomes separated from his formation and is attacked by two German Fokkers, forcing him to crash-land and abandon his plane. He survives, and takes refuge with entrenched British ground soldiers. Meanwhile, Mary, who has learned to drive the Shooting Star and has joined the Women's Motor Corps of America, is sent overseas to transport medical supplies. She is driving toward flu-stricken Mervale, where billeted regiments crowd the little village, when a Gotha, the mightiest of German bomber planes, attacks. Jack, David and their colleagues come to the rescue during an aerial battle, and shoot down the Gotha and its two escort planes, thereby saving the village. As they fly away, someone points out to Mary the shooting star on the side of one of the planes and Mary realizes that Jack had been there. For their accomplishments, the pilots are decorated as heroes and given a furlough in Paris. To escape the horrors of war, Jack carouses with a Folies Bergère performer. Mary, who is also in Paris, finds Jack at the Folies too drunk to comprehend when all leave is cancelled in preparation for the Allies' 'big push' against the Germans. Mary tries to tell him about the change in his orders, but in his inebriated state, Jack sees only her uniform and sends her away. While the rejected Mary is in the ladies' room crying, a sympathetic attendant advises her to 'catch the fly' with 'sugar, not vinegar, ' then takes her backstage. Later, provocatively attired in a show girl's costume, Mary seduces Jack away from his female companion and takes him to his hotel room, where he falls asleep on the bed before she can get him sober. While she is changing back into her uniform, military police rounding up the men walk in and conclude that she has been moonlighting as a prostitute. Jack is returned to his unit with little memory of his night of revelry, and Mary is arrested and sent home in disgrace. Back at the base, while waiting for orders, David has a premonition that he will not return home. Upon reading in the newspaper that Mary has resigned from the Corps, Jack expresses surprise that Mary would quit. When fellow pilot Lt. Walter Cameron suggests that she was fired for sexual misconduct, Jack takes offense and David watches as Jack hotly defends her reputation. Having received numerous love letters from Sylvia, David hopes that Jack's affection has turned to Mary until Jack shows him Sylvia's locket. Believing that Sylvia shares his feelings, Jack says that her picture is his good luck charm. When the picture falls from the locket, David reads the inscription on the back dedicated to him, which Jack has never seen. Unable to put it back without Jack seeing it, David is ready to fight his friend for the photo, rather than let him be hurt by the truth, but they are interrupted by orders to board their planes. They take off without resolving their quarrel and without their respective good luck charms, as David's bear has also fallen from his pocket. The pilots are sent to protect ground troops who are under attack from German fliers. David hurls himself into danger to protect Jack from attack and later crashes near the Mad River in German-occupied territory. After successfully evading the Germans that night, near dawn Jack steals a Fokker from an airfield, hoping he can fly it back to his base. Meanwhile, presuming that David is dead, Jack vows to avenge him. After daybreak, he and his comrades fly out to assist the advancing Allied ground soldiers as the war is waged both in the air and on the ground. When David flies to the scene, Jack spots his plane, but sees only the German cross on the fusilage and does not recognize his friend. Although David tries to call out to Jack and evade his single-minded assaults, Jack shoots down his plane, which crashes into a church. Feeling victorious, Jack lands, but discovers to his great shame and grief that he has fatally wounded David, who forgives him before dying. After the war, Jack is welcomed home as a hero with parades and other festivities, but must carry out one more war-related task. Ashamed and grieving, he returns David's medal and little bear to the Armstrongs and receives forgiveness. Later, Mary comes to sit with Jack near his car and they talk for hours. By evening, when they see a shooting star in the sky, Jack realizes that he loves Mary"--AFI catalog, 1921-1930.

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  • "Wings : the great World War I aviation film"@en
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  • "1917: rivali in amore, gli aviatori Jack e David diventano amici sul fronte francese. Ma prima di capire che la donna che fa per lui è la crocerossina Mary, Jack ucciderà per sbaglio David, che aveva rubato un aereo tedesco. (Mereghetti)."@it
  • ""In 1917, in a small American town, Jack Powell tinkers on a car, while daydreaming about airplanes. When the car is roadworthy, Jack names it 'Shooting Star' and Mary Preston, the girl next door who helped him, paints a star on the side of the vehicle. Oblivious to the infatuated Mary's feelings for him, Jack invites a more sophisticated city girl, Sylvia Lewis, to accompany him on the first drive. Sylvia rides with Jack, but she is in love with David Armstrong, the son of the town's wealthiest family. Later, when the United States enters World War I, Jack and David enlist and apply to aviation school. Before they leave, Sylvia signs a picture of herself and puts it in a locket for David, but when Jack sees it and thinks it is meant for him, she does not have the heart to contradict him. David, who returns Sylvia's affection, is hurt, but she takes him aside and explains that, although Jack has her picture, David has her heart. Jack almost forgets to say goodbye to Mary, but then runs back to shake her hand and give her permission to use the car. While saying his farewells to his mother and wheelchair-bound father, David finds a favorite old toy, a tiny bear, which he decides to take with him for good luck. During basic training, an antagonism develops between Jack and David, which is finally resolved in boxing class when they are paired off in a heated practice bout of boxing and become fast friends. After Jack and David complete ground school, they are bunked with Cadet White, an affable and experienced young flier. Upon seeing David's bear, White comments that many fliers have mascots, although he does not, as he believes, 'when your time comes, you're going to get it.' He then leaves for flight practice during which he dies in a plane crash. Later, when Jack and David are sent to France, Jack paints a star-shaped logo on his plane like the one on his car. During their first patrol, the fliers encounter Capt. Kellermann, a famous German ace and leader of the 'Flying Circus.' At 10,000 feet in the air, a dogfight ensues, during which both German and Allied planes are lost. David's machine gun jams as he is singled out for an attack, but his opponent chivalrously spares his life. Jack becomes separated from his formation and is attacked by two German Fokkers, forcing him to crash-land and abandon his plane. He survives, and takes refuge with entrenched British ground soldiers. Meanwhile, Mary, who has learned to drive the Shooting Star and has joined the Women's Motor Corps of America, is sent overseas to transport medical supplies. She is driving toward flu-stricken Mervale, where billeted regiments crowd the little village, when a Gotha, the mightiest of German bomber planes, attacks. Jack, David and their colleagues come to the rescue during an aerial battle, and shoot down the Gotha and its two escort planes, thereby saving the village. As they fly away, someone points out to Mary the shooting star on the side of one of the planes and Mary realizes that Jack had been there. For their accomplishments, the pilots are decorated as heroes and given a furlough in Paris. To escape the horrors of war, Jack carouses with a Folies Bergère performer. Mary, who is also in Paris, finds Jack at the Folies too drunk to comprehend when all leave is cancelled in preparation for the Allies' 'big push' against the Germans. Mary tries to tell him about the change in his orders, but in his inebriated state, Jack sees only her uniform and sends her away. While the rejected Mary is in the ladies' room crying, a sympathetic attendant advises her to 'catch the fly' with 'sugar, not vinegar, ' then takes her backstage. Later, provocatively attired in a show girl's costume, Mary seduces Jack away from his female companion and takes him to his hotel room, where he falls asleep on the bed before she can get him sober. While she is changing back into her uniform, military police rounding up the men walk in and conclude that she has been moonlighting as a prostitute. Jack is returned to his unit with little memory of his night of revelry, and Mary is arrested and sent home in disgrace. Back at the base, while waiting for orders, David has a premonition that he will not return home. Upon reading in the newspaper that Mary has resigned from the Corps, Jack expresses surprise that Mary would quit. When fellow pilot Lt. Walter Cameron suggests that she was fired for sexual misconduct, Jack takes offense and David watches as Jack hotly defends her reputation. Having received numerous love letters from Sylvia, David hopes that Jack's affection has turned to Mary until Jack shows him Sylvia's locket. Believing that Sylvia shares his feelings, Jack says that her picture is his good luck charm. When the picture falls from the locket, David reads the inscription on the back dedicated to him, which Jack has never seen. Unable to put it back without Jack seeing it, David is ready to fight his friend for the photo, rather than let him be hurt by the truth, but they are interrupted by orders to board their planes. They take off without resolving their quarrel and without their respective good luck charms, as David's bear has also fallen from his pocket. The pilots are sent to protect ground troops who are under attack from German fliers. David hurls himself into danger to protect Jack from attack and later crashes near the Mad River in German-occupied territory. After successfully evading the Germans that night, near dawn Jack steals a Fokker from an airfield, hoping he can fly it back to his base. Meanwhile, presuming that David is dead, Jack vows to avenge him. After daybreak, he and his comrades fly out to assist the advancing Allied ground soldiers as the war is waged both in the air and on the ground. When David flies to the scene, Jack spots his plane, but sees only the German cross on the fusilage and does not recognize his friend. Although David tries to call out to Jack and evade his single-minded assaults, Jack shoots down his plane, which crashes into a church. Feeling victorious, Jack lands, but discovers to his great shame and grief that he has fatally wounded David, who forgives him before dying. After the war, Jack is welcomed home as a hero with parades and other festivities, but must carry out one more war-related task. Ashamed and grieving, he returns David's medal and little bear to the Armstrongs and receives forgiveness. Later, Mary comes to sit with Jack near his car and they talk for hours. By evening, when they see a shooting star in the sky, Jack realizes that he loves Mary"--AFI catalog, 1921-1930."@en
  • "Wings is the first film to win the Academy Award? for Best Picture. Featuring a meticulous restoration and a newly recorded soundtrack based on the original score. This timeless story of love and loss follows two men who go to war and the girl they leave behind. Popular Twenties ?It? girl Clara Bow stars with Richard Arlen, Charles ?Buddy? Rogers and Gary Cooper in a legendary cameo appearance."@en
  • "Wings, the winner of the first Oscar, is unlikely to be surpassed in its recreation of aerial combat. Wellman, himself a former World War I combat pilot, insisted that the combat footage be recreated without the use of models and process shots. Cameras were strapped in the aircraft for the in-air closeups and point of view shots, while an elaborate network of cameras was set up on the ground to film the sixty or so aircraft involved. The full cooperation of the Army ensured authentic simulation of trench warfare. The story was basic - two airmen buddies compete for the love of the same woman - filled out by casting with an eye to popular appeal - the up and coming Rogers and Arlen and star Clara Bow forming the triangle and Gary Cooper with a small but stand-out part. The $2 million budget was not only evident in the combat footage but also in the sets, most notably that of the Cafe de Paris for which a camera boom (probably the first of its kind) was constructed."@en
  • "Two young men who love the same girl join the Air Service during World War I. Includes early aviation combat flying sequences."@en
  • "Two men go to war and leave a girl behind. The World War I aerial battle sequences reflect the horror of war and the entire picture examines the devastating result of war."@en
  • "The story of two men who go to war and the girl they both leave behind. Aerial battle sequences still rank among the best in motion picture history."@en
  • "Powell et Armstrong s'engagent dans l'aviation lors de l'entrée en guerre des États-Unis. Leur rivalité est sentimentale et guerrière. Mais ils découvrent dans l'épreuve leur solidarité. David est abattu au-dessus des lignes allemandes mais parvient à s'évader dans un avion ennemi. Fou de douleur, Powell part "casser du boche". Il aperçoit l'avion d'Armstrong et, croyant avoir affaire à un Allemand, le descend."
  • "A landmark film on numerous accounts: it's the great World War I aviation film of its or any other time; it features some of the great stuntflyers of the age, including future WWII Air Force General Hoyt Vandenberg who flew most of the aerial sequences that actors Buddy Rogers and Richard Arlen are filmed in, engaged in extraordinary aerial maneuvers that rank among best ever filmed; it launched Gary Cooper as a star; and it won the first Oscar for best film. It manages also to be a great work of cinematography, as well as classic tear-jerker love story of the first order."@en
  • "The story of two men who have gone to war and the girl they both leave behind."@en
  • "1917: rivali in amore gli aviatori Jack e David diventano amici sul fronte francese. Jack ucciderà per sbaglio David che aveva rubato un aereo tedesco. (Mereghetti)."@it
  • "Explores the subject of two men at war, the woman they both left behind, and the effects of war on morale and friendship. With Clara Bow, Charles Rogers, and Gary Cooper. Directed by William A. Wellman. Winner of the first Best Picture Academy Award in 1927."@en
  • "Two young men join the Air Service during World War I, and one eventually shoots down the other by accident."
  • "Two young men join the Air Service during World War I. One eventually shoots down the other by accident."
  • "Two young men, one rich, one middle class, are in love with the same woman, but must leave her behind when they become fighter pilots in World War I. Includes the featurette Wings: Grandeur in the Sky."
  • "Two young men, one rich, one middle class, are in love with the same woman, but must leave her behind when they become fighter pilots in World War I."
  • "The story of two young men who join the Air Service during World War I and the girl they must leave behind."@en
  • "Two young men, one rich, one middle class, are in love with the same woman, but must leave her behind when they become fighter pilots in World War I. Includes three featurettes."
  • "Jack Powell and David Armstrong, both in love with Sylvia Lewis, enlist together in the World War I Army Air Corps and become friends. They are sent to France as pilots. Dogfights ensue. In Paris Jack encounters hometown girl Mary Preston, who loves him hopelessly. Later, David, shot down, is believed dead. Jack vows revenge, but mistakenly shoots down David piloting a stolen German plane. A reluctant hero, Jack returns home to faithful Mary Preston."@en
  • "Jack Powell and David Armstrong, both in love with Sylvia Lewis, enlist together in the World War I Army Air Corps and become friends. They are sent to France as pilots. Dogfights ensue. In Paris Jack encounters hometown girl Mary Preston, who loves him hopelessly. Later, David, shot down, is believed dead. Jack vows revenge, but mistakenly shoots down David piloting a stolen German plane. A reluctant hero, Jack returns home to faithful Mary Preston."

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