They Were Expendable (1945)

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Released 8-Aug-2003
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Supplies are dwindling. Troops are hopelessly outnumbered. But even in defeat there is victory. The defenders of the Phillipines - including PT-boat skippers John Brickley (Robert Montgomery) and Rusty Ryan (John Wayne) - will give the U.S. war effort time to regroup after the devastation of Pearl Harbor.
Director John Ford's World War II tale knows its battle-scarred topic firsthand. Montgomery was himself a Pacific PT-boat commander and a valorous Bronze Star recipient. Ford filmed the Academy Award-winning documentary Battle of Midway. And Wayne creates a portrait of patriotic resolve as only he can. They Were Expendable salutes all who expended themselves during some of the war's bleakest hours.
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Robert Montgomery
John Wayne
Donna Reed
Jack Holt
Ward Bond
Marshall Thomson
Paul Langton
Leon Ames
Arthur Walsh
Donald Curtis
Cameron Mitchell
Jeff York
Murray Alper
Directed by
John Ford
Robert Montgomery
Earl K. Brent
Herbert Stothart
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War 1945 134:46 480i (NTSC) 1 4
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English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
English, French
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