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They Were Expendable

They Were Expendable(1945)

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Brief Synopsis

A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.

Cast & Crew

John Ford Director
Robert Montgomery Lt. John Brickley
John Wayne Lt., J.G., "Rusty" Ryan
Donna Reed Lt. Sandy Davyss
Jack Holt General Martin
Ward Bond "Boats" Mulcahey, C.R.M.
Marshall Thompson Ens. "Snake" Gardner
Paul Langton Ens. "Andy" Andrews
Leon Ames Major James Morton
Arthur Walsh Seaman Jones
Donald Curtis Lt., J.G., "Shorty" Long
Cameron Mitchell Ens. George Cross
Jeff York Ens. Tony Aiken

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Washington, D.C.: 19 Dec 1945
Release Date:  1945 Production Date:  A John Ford Production
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Loew's Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Duration(mins):  135 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  12,121    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • One of the greatest war movies of all time

    Bob Castioni 2017-03-01

    I never get tired of watching this great film, which is poignant and inspiring as it recounts the heroism of the U.S. Navy in the opening days of World War... MORE>

  • response to will

    kevin sellers 2017-02-26

    Clearly, if you had bothered to read my review you would have seen that I'm not bashing Wayne the actor, but rather the reviewer who was unfairly... MORE>

  • They Were Expendable

    Will 2017-02-26

    Reply to Kevin Sellers Your remarks about John Wayne being a draft dodger are so out of date Im suprised you have the nerve at this point in time, to try... MORE>