They Were Expendable
Warner Bros. DVD Clearance Sale (series)
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- Theatrical Trailer
- Audio: English [CC]
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
- Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 6, 2006
- Originally Released: 1945
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- 2 Track Mono 2M Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed & Jack Holt|
|Performer:||Marshall Thompson, Donald Curtis, Leon Ames, Ward Bond, Paul Langton, John Wayne & Donna Reed|
|Directed by||John Ford|
|Edited by||Frank E. Hull|
|Screenwriting by||Frank Wead|
|Composition by||Herbert Stothart|
|Produced by||John Ford|
|Director of Photography:||Joseph H. August|
"...[Robert Montgomery] gives the best performance of his career..."
5 stars out of 5 -- "Ford's experiences in combat documentary are clear, but what's surprising for modern viewers is its measured, even downbeat tone....This is a nuanced and at times fatalistic study of men at arms..."
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] very watchable monochrome WWII piece....[With] a strong supporting cast..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Director John Ford's World War II tale knows its battle-scarred topic firsthand. Montgomery was himself a Pacific PT-boat commander and a valorous Bronze Star recipient. Ford filmed the Academy Award-winning documentary Battle of Midway. And Wayne creates a portrait of patriotic resolve as only he can. They Were Expendable salutes all who expended themselves during some of the war's bleakest hours.
- Additional cast: Arthur Walsh (Seaman Jones); Harry Teabrook ("Squarehead" Larsen, SC 2c); Alex Havier ("Benny" Lecoco, ST 3c); Tim Murdock (Ensign Brant); Vernon Steele (Army Doctor).
- Additional credits: Douglas Biggs (editor).
- Many people involved in this film had recently served in the Navy, including star Robert Montgomery. Furthermore, the film received the full cooperation of the U.S. Navy.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 87 ratings.