$6 | 1927 | PG- 13| With live accompaniment by Marta Waterman | 2 Hours 40 Minutes
With World War I afoot, David Armstrong and Jack Powell join the military with an eye toward flying American fighter planes. They leave behind Mary Preston (Clara Bow), a local girl who’s in love with David but committed to Jack. Dispatched to France as newly minted pilots, the men take to the skies in one of the war’s climactic air battles. Mary longs for the safe return of both men and anxiously waits for the war’s end. Subsequent war epics may have borrowed heavily from the original Best Picture winner, but they’ve all lacked Clara Bow’s luminous screen presence and William Wellman’s deft direction.
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