Two fighter pilots (Charles Rogers and Richard Arlen) battle with the Germans - and each other - during World War I. There's no irony in the fact that this, the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, is a high-priced, popcorn-chewing emotional affair, with the money well spent on astounding (for its time) footage of planes flipping this way and that - it's too bad, of course, that the human aspect of it is decidedly secondary, with the two main ladies reduced to bland love interests (Clara Bow's sex appeal is more than apparent, however). It sounds way more than obvious, but it's such a relief to see a war movie that didn't know the meaning of CGI.
Director: William A. Wellman
Year Released: 1927