They Were Expendable

They Were Expendable
They Were Expendable
  • UR
  • 2h 15m
  • 1945
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Oscar and Golden Globe-winner John Wayne ("True Grit," "Stagecoach") stars in this moving drama about a Navy commander who fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II. Oscar and Golden Globe-winner and Emmy-nominee Donna Reed ("It's a Wonderful Life") and Oscar-nominee Robert Montgomery ("Night Must Fall") co-star. Based on a true story.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Creative Loafing
Matt Brunson

The film moves along curiously and cautiously, prideful of the crews of the PT boats but also awar...

June 25, 2017
Combustible Celluloid
Jeffrey M. Anderson

The real star of the film is the gorgeous, luminous, mostly outdoor black-and-white cinematography...

June 21, 2017
Empire Magazine

June 21, 2017
Emanuel Levy

The most unfortunate thing about John Ford's excellent, elegiac war film, with a strong turn from...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Action
  • Release Date:December 20, 1945
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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