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They Were Expendable

Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 15 min.

Plot Summary
After a demonstration of new PT boats, navy brass are still unconvinced of their viability in combat, leaving Lt. "Rusty" Ryan (John Wayne) frustrated. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, however, Ryan and his buddy Lt. Brickley (Robert Montgomery) are told they can finally take their squadron into battle. The PT boats quickly prove their worth, successfully shooting down Japanese planes, relaying messages between islands, and picking off a multitude of enemy ships.

Cast: Robert Montgomery , John Wayne , Donna Reed , Jack Holt , Ward Bond , Marshall Thompson , Paul Langton , Leon Ames

Directors: John Ford , Robert Montgomery

Genres: War

Distributor: MGM Home Entertainment

They Were Expendable (1945)

Release Date: December 20th, 1945|2 hr. 15 min.

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