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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
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Washington, D.C.: 19 Dec 1945
Release Date:  1945 Production Date:  A John Ford Production
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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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  • Underated movie

    Addie Appelbaum 2014-04-23

    John Ford was fortunate to have Lt. Robert Montgomery, winner of the Navy Cross for his heroism in the Pacific and at D-Day, portraying Pt Boat Squadron... MORE>

  • they were expendable

    suds 2013-06-29

    very good movie for 1945, would be good also in color MORE>

  • They were Expendable

    Dashiell Barnes 2012-08-02

    A fine WWII film from Naval commander & director, Ford. As an actual PT Boat Commander, Montgomery fully grasped the authenticity of being in war,... MORE>