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“A rousing adventure…Clara Bow is mesmerising in this ahead-of-its-time air force drama”


Two friends vying for the attention of the same girl while ignoring the charms of the girl-next-door enlist to become air-combat pilots in WWI. Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, ‘It’ girl Clara Bow and Richard Arlen co-star in a film that set the standard for exhilarating aerial combat sequences. After almost a decade playing bit parts in Hollywood, a young Gary Cooper co-stars as a fatalistic young veteran in the role that launched his career. 

Wings won Best Picture and Best Effects at the inaugural Academy Awards in 1927, before director William A. Wellman went on to make the hugely successful early "talkies" The Public Enemy (1931) and A Star is Born (1937).

Paramount Pictures’ meticulous digital restoration features an all-new recording of the original music score. A thrilling action epic from Hollywood's Golden Age, made to be experienced on the silver screen, Wings screens in a strictly limited season!