"Wings" (1927)

Starring Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arlen

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Featured the premiere of the 2011 digital restoration of "Wings" by Paramount Pictures in cooperation with the Academy Film Archive.

With live musical accompaniment by Clark Wilson on the Allen Theatre Organ.

In celebration of Paramount Pictures' 100th anniversary, the Academy was pleased to return the first Best Picture winner, "Wings," to the big screen in a vibrant and meticulously restored version that included the original color tints and recreated the Handschiegl color process used for additional visual effects.

Live organ accompaniment was performed by Clark Wilson, who has accompanied silent films at theaters around the country including the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The performance provided an authentic period recreation and brought the film’s emotional power to life for modern audiences.

Directed by William A. Wellman. Produced by Lucien Hubbard. Story by John Monk Saunders. Screenplay by Hope Loring and Louis D. Lighton. Titles by Julian Johnson. Cinematography by Harry Perry. Edited by E. Lloyd Sheldon. Art Direction by Hans Dreier. Special Effects by Roy Pomeroy (Academy Award winner for Engineering Effects). Paramount Famous Lasky.

With Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston and Gary Cooper. Digital. 141 minutes.

Presented in conjunction with "Paramount’s Movie Milestones: A Centennial Celebration," an exhibition of photographs, posters, design sketches and personal correspondence highlighting some of Paramount’s most celebrated films and filmmakers over the past 100 years.

Event Information

January 18, 2012
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
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