They Were Expendable

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They Were Expendable ★★★½ 1945

Two American captains pit their PT boats against the Japanese fleet. Based on the true story of a PT boat squadron based in the Philippines during the early days of WWII. One of the best (and most underrated) WWII films. Also available in a co-lorized version. 135m/B VHS, DVD . Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt, Ward Bond, Cameron Mitchell, Leon Ames, Marshall Thompson, Paul Langton, Donald Curtis, Jeff York, Murray Alper, Jack Pennick, Alex Havier, Charles Trowbridge, Robert Barrat, Bruce Kellogg, Louis Jean Heydt, Russell Simpson, Philip Ahn, Betty Blythe, William B. Davidson, Pedro de Cordoba, Arthur Walsh, Harry Tenbrook, Tim Murdock, Vernon Steele; D: John Ford; W: Frank Wead; C: Joseph August; M: Herbert Stothart, Eric Zeisl.