#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Two young men from the same town but different social classes end up as fighter pilots in WW1. Jack Preston is a keen auto mechanic, building and modifying cars. David Armstrong comes from a wealthy family. They are both in love with the same woman, Sylvia. Her heart belongs to David but she doesn’t let Jack know and plays along with his infatuation. Meanwhile, Jack’s neighbour, Mary, is deeply in love with him but he just views her as a friend. WW1 interrupts the romantic entanglements as Jack and David enlist in the US Army Air Service (Air Service of the AEF at the time). They are initially bitter enemies, due to them both vying for Sylvia’s affections. Over time, however, they become very good friends. They are both posted to the same fighter squadron in France, where being a fighter pilot means every day could easily be your last.
Plot: Two young men, one rich, one middle class, both in love with the same woman, become US Air Corps fighter pilots and, eventually, heroic flying aces during World War I. Devoted best friends, their mutual love of the girl eventually threatens their bond. Meanwhile, a hometown girl who’s the lovestruck lifelong next door neighbor of one of them, pines away.
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Good Entertainment, Despite Some Flaws
This entertaining and occasionally impressive movie is still well worth seeing in spite of its flaws. The combat scenes alone make the rest of it worth watching, and Clara Bow gives a very good performance. She has plenty of energy as always, and here she makes her character especially sympathetic. But it has its weaknesses, too. The story is contrived and full of obvious holes, and except for Bow most of the acting is rather routine (Buddy Rogers is as likable as ever, but no more).
The highlights of “Wings” come in the battle scenes, and they are awfully impressive. Done without computers or other such advantages, they are exciting and are usually completely realistic. The aerial dogfight scenes are especially dazzling. This part of the movie is not shallow stuff, either, since it has a good balance between the thrilling and the horrifying. If the main story-line had been better, this could have worked very well as a classic film about the realities of war and its effects on the young persons who must carry the heaviest load in a war.
But unfortunately, it has the story that it has, which could easily have been better. It is far too heavy-handed, and is also riddled with unlikely coincidences, implausible developments, strange decisions by the characters, and many other such holes. If you can somehow look past all these problems, then it produces some moving and emotional moments, but such moments are too often undone by the contrived ways that they are set up. It’s just the kind of mess that has often impressed the individuals who vote for well-known awards, but a movie with such strengths deserved to have a much better plot.
Nevertheless, it is still well worth watching for its strengths, and not just because it is the answer to some trivia questions. Just in case there are any modern movie fans who have accidentally wandered into the silents section of the database, please don’t think that this is the best of what silent cinema has to offer, just because it won an arbitrary award. There are many silent film masterpieces that are vastly better than this. But it’s good entertainment, and has some portions that were made with great skill.
a little dated here and there, but overall a great film
In many ways, I enjoyed this film more than the more expensive HELL’S ANGELS (which Howard Hughes RE-SHOT after its initial completion in order to make it a sound picture)–even though it was a silent film. That’s because for a silent movie, it’s nearly as good as you’re going to find, whereas the primitive sound of Hell’s Angels and less engaging plot left me feeling a bit flat–though its flying sequence were clearly better and more spectacular than those in WINGS.
Clara Bow is excellent as the sweet lead of the film whose two friends go off to war. This is a far better showcase of her talents than the equally famous movie “IT” (which did NOT age as well).
Richard Arlen and Buddy Rogers also did fine jobs in the movie, though special recognition must also be given to the cinematography–the movie is just beautiful in spots and the aerial sequences are amazing for 1927! The only down side? Occasionally, there are melodramatic lapses in the pacing–such as the drinking scene where they talk about BUBBLES incessantly. This seems to be due mostly to the style of the day, and for what it was, it was a brilliant picture. I can easily see why it got the first Best Picture award.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 24 min (144 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, War, Action
Director William A. Wellman, Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast
Writer John Monk Saunders (story), Hope Loring (screenplay), Louis D. Lighton (screenplay), Julian Johnson (titles)
Actors Clara Bow, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston
Awards Won 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Paramount
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (musical score and sound effects), Silent, Dolby Digital (2012 restoration edition)
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1
Camera Akeley Camera, Eyemo Camera
Film Length 3,034 m (Sweden), 3,739 m (13 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Magnascope (partly), Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm