"The Big Parade" (1925) (Silent) Wealthy James Apperson (John Gilbert) deploys as a soldier in World War I France and grows from a naive kid into a battle-hardened veteran as he and his two buddies are paraded toward the front. The film fiercely captures the heroism of the ordinary foot soldier struggling to survive, and how James' determination to return to the village girl (Renee Adoree) he loves faces the ultimate test. "Sergeant York" (1941) Torn between religious pacifism and patriotism, simple farm boy Alvin York (Gary Cooper) of Tennessee went on to become WWI's most acclaimed hero, capturing 132 German soldiers during the Battle of Argonne. As York, Cooper won the 1941 Oscar(R) for Best Actor. "The Dawn Patrol" (1938) Errol Flynn and David Niven take to the skies in this thrilling aerial action yarn as World War I British flyboys who, whether quaffing down beers or gunning down their German foes, unite in devil-may-car gallantry and in disdain for their commander (Basil Rathbone). But war's realities will soon tarnish their bonhomie and change their disdain to understanding. They will also become commanders, forced each dawn to send young poorly trained recruits in patched-up aircraft to certain death. "Wings" (1927) (Silent) The first film ever to win an Academy Award(R) for Best Picture, "Wings" stars Clara Bow, Charles Rogers, Richard Arlen and Gary Cooper. "Wings" is the story of two men who have gone to war and the girl they both leave behind. Director William A. Wellman makes one of his most humanistic statements as he explores the devastating results of war.
DVD Special Features: "The Big Parade" is Presented in Black & White with Tinted Sequences, "Sergeant York" and "The Dawn Patrol" are Presented in Black & White, "Wings" is Color Tinted