Legendary "It Girl" Clara Bow starred in 1927 WWI film Wings, helping the silent classic win the first ever Academy Award for Best Picture. Featuring Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Richard Arlen and a breakthrough performance by Gary Cooper, this Paramount Pictures hit follows two soldiers vying for the love of the same woman. Directed by fighter pilot William Wellman, the film's spectacular aerial scenes were unlike any other and set a precedent for other aviation movies that followed. The military helped bring Wellman's vision to life by providing planes, equipment and thousands of military extras. Relive a slice of movie history when Wings screens with live Wurlitzer organ accompaniment as part of San Gabriel Mission Playhouse's Silent Sundays series.
This event is recommended for children ages 13 and older.