They Were Expendable

They Were Expendable

DVD - 2000
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In the early days of World War II, the Japanese navy pressed relentlessly into the Philippines. Two American skippers are determined to prove that their small PT boats can be shaped into an effective battle fleet against the larger Japanese cruisers.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2000, c1945
ISBN: 9780790744247
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Mar 27, 2018

The film based on a novel by the same name, was loosely based upon actual events. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought the USA into WWII and the USA forces in the Philippines, so close to Japan were in an extremely vulnerable position. One of the forces there was a small PT boat force, led by characters portrayed by Robert Montgomery and John Wayne. While they were no match for the massive Japanese forces, they demonstrated the usefulness and agility of PT boats before the US forces were forced out of the Philippines, including General Douglas Macarthur who vowed to return when the USA was ready.

aaa5756 Nov 20, 2012

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

Jun 05, 2011

My goodness the best John Wayne picture EVER. Love the characters, love the main actress, love the supporting actors! The best of the best! Watch.


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