Hometown best friends Jack (Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers) and David (Richard Arlen) compete for the affection of a gorgeous dame (Jobyna Ralston), though Jack doesn’t realise that girl next door Mary Preston (Clara Bow) has eyes for him as well. But World War I is soon upon them, so the boys are off to France to fight against the Germans. Meanwhile, Mary follows Jack into enemy lines as a nurse.
Forever granted a place in cinematic history by winning the first ever Academy Award for Best Picture in 1927 and the only silent film to do so, William Wellman’s silent epic Wings is more than just an Oscar winner, its an epic story of friendship featuring some of the most spectacular stunts ever to grace the screen (and which still put today’s CGI effects to shame). It also features one of Bow’s greatest performances as well as the screen debut of Gary Cooper.
THE UK RELEASE
Eureka! Entertainment’s The Masters of Cinema Series release includes glorious new restoration on Blu-ray (a UK first) as part of a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition.
• Wings: Grandeur in the Sky video documentary
• Restoring the Power and Beauty of Wings video documentary