The first movie ever to win the Oscar for best picture, this 1927 saga of rival World War I aviators - played by Richard Arlen and Charles "Buddy" Rogers - has undergone a big restoration effort for home video. Not only do the two men compete in terms of career and social standing, they also love the same woman (Clara Bow).
Veteran director William Wellman also included Gary Cooper, at an early point in his screen career, in the cast ... and, indicating her long history in the movie business, the legendary Edith Head created some of the costumes. DVD extra: "making-of" documentary. **** (Not rated: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times