They Were Expendable

  • 1945
  • Movie
  • NR
  • War

In direct contrast to the flag-waving, jingoistic propaganda films typical of Hollywood during WWII, John Ford's THEY WERE EXPENDABLE is a somber and moving account of America's defeat in the Philippines early in the war. Filming this grim failure, Ford beautifully and poetically captures the heroism and bravery of the men and women who fought there--and...read more

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They Were Expendable - Official Trailer
01:36 — Fact-based account of American PT boat captains who took on the Japanese after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Colorized version available.
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01:36 — Trailer for They Were Expendable. Shortly after Pearl Harbor, a squadron of PT-boat crews in the Philipines must battle the Navy brass between skirmis (more…)

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  • Review: In direct contrast to the flag-waving, jingoistic propaganda films typical of Hollywood during WWII, John Ford's THEY WERE EXPENDABLE is a somber and moving account of America's defeat in the Philippines early in the war. Filming this grim failure, Ford be… (more)

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