Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WIngs (1927) is a silent movie about World War I fighter pilots, directed by William A. WEllman and released by Paramount Pictures. IT was the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture (production) and the only silent film ever to win Best Picture. WIngs stars Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arlen. GAry Cooper appears in a scene which helped launch his career in Hollywood and also marked the beginning of his affair with Clara Bow.