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Ben Mankiewicz Intro -- They Were Expendable...
Ben Mankiewicz introduces They Were Expendable, 1945.
Ben Mankiewicz Intro -- They Were Expendable (1945)
Ben Mankiewicz introduces They Were Expendable, 1945. >
They Were Expendable - (Original Trailer)
They Were Expendable
A Navy commander fights to prove the...
They Were Expendable - (Original Trailer)
A Navy commander (John Wayne) fights to prove the effectiveness of the PT boat at the start of WW II in They Were Expendable (1945).>
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Lay...
Hopes are raised when Ryan (John Wayne) and fellow P-T boat...
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie...
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Lay Down That Sacrifice
Hopes are raised when Ryan (John Wayne) and fellow P-T boat captains see a chance for action, then dashed when Brickley (Robert Montgomery) gets orders from the admiral (Charles Trowbridge), in John Ford's They Were Expendable, 1945.>
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Mr....
Navy nurse and almost-girlfriend Sandy (Donna Reed) joins...
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie...
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Mr. Ryan's Guest
Navy nurse and almost-girlfriend Sandy (Donna Reed) joins Rusty Ryan (John Wayne), his superior Brickley (Robert Montgomery) and cohorts for dinner and sentiment in the Philippines, in John Ford's They Were Expendable, 1945.>
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Those...
Director John Ford framing the predicament, torpedo boat...
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie...
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Those Boats Of Yours
Director John Ford framing the predicament, torpedo boat pilots Brickley (Robert Montgomery) and Ryan (John Wayne) put on a terrific show in Manila Bay, then get dissed by an admiral, early in They Were Expendable, 1946.>
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie Clip) What...
Torpedo boat skipper Ryan (John Wayne), furious at being...
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie...
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie Clip) What Is Your Rank?
Torpedo boat skipper Ryan (John Wayne), furious at being sent to the hospital at Corregidor after getting his first decent mission, takes his frustration out on nurse and lieutenant Sandy (Donna Reed), in John Ford's They Were Expendable, 1945.>
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Rather...
Mostly on her initiative, Navy nurse Sandy (Donna Reed) and...
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie...
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Rather LIke Back Home
Mostly on her initiative, Navy nurse Sandy (Donna Reed) and her recovering patient Lt. Ryan (John Wayne) have danced into seclusion during a party at the hospital, when his boss Brickley (Robert Montgomery) interrupts, on Corregidor, 1941, in John Ford's They Were Expendable, 1945.>
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Those...
Japanese planes in attack formation over Manila Bay,...
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie...
They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Those Are Jap Planes
Japanese planes in attack formation over Manila Bay, Brickley (Robert Montgomery) and his exec Ryan (John Wayne) sense a chance to demonstrate the value of their often overlooked Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron, early in John Ford's They Were Expendable, 1945.>
Michael Feinstein Intro -- They Were Expendable...
Guest host Michael Feinstein introduces They Were...
Michael Feinstein Intro -- They Were...
Michael Feinstein Intro -- They Were Expendable (1945)
Guest host Michael Feinstein introduces They Were Expendable, 1945. >
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