1920s · aviation · silent film · Uncategorized

2017 Blind Spots: Wings (1927)

Two young men from a small town, both in love with the same girl, enlist in the army during WWI. The two train as fighter pilots, eventually gaining much recognition and fame for their exploits and skills. Yet the specter of death is ever looming. Wings, directed by William Wellman and the first film to…… Continue reading 2017 Blind Spots: Wings (1927)

1950s · 1956 · aviation · birthday tribute · blogathon · classic film · favorite actors · Golden Boy blogathon · Uncategorized

William Holden boldly goes Toward the Unknown

Toward the Unknown (1956) truly was made for me. It’s an aviation film directed by Mervyn Leroy and starring William Holden. The film is virtually unknown in Bill’s filmography. It’s not as memorable as Sunset Boulevard or Network, or The Bridge on the River Kwai. But it’s certainly worth any Holden fan’s time. It was also…… Continue reading William Holden boldly goes Toward the Unknown