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William A. Wellman United States, 1927

El Biffo's rating of the film Wings

American blockbuster war picture sufficiently violent to garner an Academy Award, overrated as are most winners of an Oscar for Best Picture. The aerial dogfight scenes may be of interest to some folks, and there is a nice macho tearjerker ending to round it out as above-average standard Hollywood fare. For a more meaningful picture of WWI, see Abel Gance's J'ACCUSE.