We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. The movie is based on true events and deals with the invasion of Bataan by the Japanese. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Lovely B&W cinematography and composition in this character driven WW11 story. They Were Expendable, DVD, Repackaged, Special Packaging, Subtitled, Standard Screen, War-World War II, 012569798625 Massive power and fuel consumption. But he'll have to keep up with Robert Montgomery too.
Outgunned and outmanned, the skippers and their crews defy the odds and prove the effectiveness of their highly maneuverable boats. Its about the trials and tribulations of a motor torpedo boat squadron in the Philippines from late 1941/early 1942.
This brilliant and realistic, as much could be by 1946 standards, portrayal of the PT Boat service in the Pacific theatre of War is one of a very few and probable the best especially filmed in gorgeous B&W.
The men who run the boats are brave men and willing to sacrifice their lives for their country.
Most were destroyed before this film was even an idea in the directors head.
Unable to add item to List. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. 1945's They Were Expendable found itself at a somewhat unique point in both men's careers..
The story tells of, Bataan, Corregidor, the running out of supplies - food, medicine, ammunition, the Navy men being re-assigned to the Army, MacArthur's leaving, the nurses (the main nurse in the story is played by Donna Reed). I am “not” a John Wayne fan. Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2016. Unable to add item to List.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 19, 2020. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 19, 2013, A film directed by John Ford ,unusually it concerns an American defeat in the Philippines.The film has a doomed feeling but the story has great pathos and some action,the character development is good and makes for a big impact at the end of the film.John Wayne is at his peak,George Montgomery is steady as the commanding officer.not a box office hit ,no one likes watching there own side lose,it has now gained classic status,i urge people who like old movies to watch this, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 31, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Lovely B&W cinematography and composition in this character driven WW11 story. Robert Montgomery is excellent.
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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. A must have for any collector of classic war films. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
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At the beginning of the film some Navy Brass, after watching a demonstration of the boats, decide to pass on them. the high definition black & white image is fantastic to look at and the mono sound crystal clear, Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2016. They had three engines and usually used only two to conserve fuel. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. WWII PT boats and their crews, making it possible for General MacArthur to escape the Philippines when the Japanese were closing in. and did about 60 mph wide open, they were designed as a first strike weapon. Less action than a full blown war film but thats propaganda for you. go in fast and did their damage and leave quickly. It is not an action-oriented movie, rather, a subdued observation of the courage and perseverance of Allied service personnel and civilians in the face of defeat.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 19, 2013, A film directed by John Ford ,unusually it concerns an American defeat in the Philippines.The film has a doomed feeling but the story has great pathos and some action,the character development is good and makes for a big impact at the end of the film.John Wayne is at his peak,George Montgomery is steady as the commanding officer.not a box office hit ,no one likes watching there own side lose,it has now gained classic status,i urge people who like old movies to watch this, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 31, 2018. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. Its about the trials and tribulations of a motor torpedo boat squadron in the Philippines from late 1941/early 1942.
Yes it suffers from the usual Hollywood “check list” of things to stuff into a film, like a romance, etc. Nice to remember a time when we all wanted the same thing and were willing to sacrifice to get it. This item: They Were Expendable by John Wayne DVD $16.98 In Stock. Then the war begins and it turns out that they become useful.
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Learn more about the program. Made near the end of WWII in 1945, They were Expendable, tells the story of how PT boats came to be used by the United States Navy.
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