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Wings (1927) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by William A. Wellman and produced by Lucien Hubbard and B.P. Schulberg.

Wings was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1997.

Academy Awards 1927/28 --- Ceremony Number 1 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best PictureParamount Famous LaskyWon
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Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Howard Hawks)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 17, 2018 From The Stop Button

The first forty-five minutes of Only Angels Have Wings is mostly continual present action. Jean Arthur arrives in a South American port town, looking around?followed by two possible ne?er-do-wells (Allyn Joslyn and Noah Beery Jr.)?and the film tracks her experience. Great direction from Hawks, beaut... Read full article


Watching 1939: Wings of the Navy

on Aug 9, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


CCU37: Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

By Aaron West on May 15, 2016 From Criterion Blues

May 15 Posted by aaronwest Mark and Aaron fly back to 1939 to discuss Howard Hawks’ classic Only Angels Have Wings. We evaluate the special effects, how the film built suspense, the context of aviation in the late 1930s, and later films that embody a similar masculinity. We also reveal the wi... Read full article


CCU37: Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

By Aaron West on May 15, 2016 From Criterion Blues

May 15 Posted by aaronwest Mark and Aaron fly back to 1939 to discuss Howard Hawks’ classic Only Angels Have Wings. We evaluate the special effects, how the film built suspense, the context of aviation in the late 1930s, and later films that embody a similar masculinity. We also reveal the wi... Read full article


CCU37: Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

By Aaron West on May 15, 2016 From Criterion Blues

May 15 Posted by aaronwest Mark and Aaron fly back to 1939 to discuss Howard Hawks’ classic Only Angels Have Wings. We evaluate the special effects, how the film built suspense, the context of aviation in the late 1930s, and later films that embody a similar masculinity. We also reveal the wi... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mary Preston: D'you know what you can do when you see a shooting star?
John "Jack" Powell: No, what?
Mary Preston: You can kiss the girl you love.


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Facts about

The only movie to ever win an Academy Award for Best Production. In the Oscars' first year of existence, two "Best Picture"-type awards were given: This film was awarded Best Production and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans was awarded Best Artistic Quality of Production. Both awards were discontinued the following year and replaced by the modern Best Picture Oscar; Best Production is usually thought of as that award's equivalent.
Was the only silent movie to win the Best Picture Oscar until The Artist won Best Picture in 2012.
When a preview was shown in San Antonio, Texas in the Spring of 1927, the movie had 14 reels. It was cut down to 13 for release to theaters.
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Released 1927
Inducted 1997
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