Charles "Buddy" Rogers & Clara Bow "The It Girl" & Richard Arlen - Gary Cooper (L-R)
of its day, the characters experience the highs and lows of World War I. The ground breaking film is the winner of the first Academy Award for Best Picture and the Academy Award for Best Effects. William A. Wellman, called "Wild Bill" during his World War I service as an aviator, directed the film and used his experience to achieve the realistic flying scenes in the movie.
was digitally restored by a team of Paramount Pictures, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Archive, and Technicolor. The restored movie premiered January 18, 2012, with
accompanying the film.