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They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Lay Down That Sacrifice

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    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.

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They Were Expendable (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Lay Down That Sacrifice
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