Two men have no choice but to join the army during World War I. They decide to both become fighter pilots and they become the best at what they do...and bitter rivals. Their love for the same girl's heart makes it harder for them to work together during battle. They will need to overcome their differences or it may cost one of them their lives.
"If this guy needs kissing, I'll kiss him...with a gun butt! Now fall in line!"
William Wellman, director of A Star is Born, The Ox-Bow Incident, Public Enemy, Battleground, Blood Alley, Yellow Shy, and the Iron Curtain, delivers Wings. The storyline for this picture is interesting and fun to watch unfold but stagnant in parts and a bit dated. The acting is pretty good and the cast includes Charles Rogers, Richard Arlen, Gary Cooper, Roscoe Karns, and Clara Bow.
"Here's the way to uncork a right!"
I came across this old Gary Cooper movie on Netflix and decided to add it to the queue. This was okay and fun to watch play out for a movie from the era. This 140 minute run time was a bit long but the overall premise was well executed. I would only watch this if nothing better is on.
"I'm just as American as you! I'll show you!"
Overall, great movie. The dogfighting and combat were engaging, action packed, and had an amazingly authentic feel like you were really watching First World War combat footage. I recommend.