Winner '27–'28:
First Saw It:
February 26, 2005, at the Film Forum in New York, NY
Bridesmaids: 7th Heaven, The Racket
My Vote: 7th Heaven, but Wings is a fully satisfying choice
Overlooked: Sunrise, The Last Command, Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness

First screened in February 2005 / Most recently screened in June 2008
Director: William Wellman. Cast: Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Richard Arlen, Clara Bow, Jobyna Ralston, El Brendel, Gary Cooper, Richard Tucker, Henry B. Walthall, Julia Swayne Gordon, Roscoe Karns, Arlette Marchal, Hedda Hopper. Screenplay: Hope Loring and Louis D. Lighton.

Twitter Capsule: Exciting aerial combat and effusive male friendship welcome on their own. Especially piquant at hinge of silents into sound.

VOR:   Long-ago proof that galvanizing action spectacles could also cater richly to feeling, even if the framework is soap-operatic.

Photo © 1927 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Engineering Effects

Permalink Home Early Cinema ABC Best Pics Blog E-Mail