They Were Expendable (1945)/Flying Leathernecks (1951)
Set after the attack on Pearl Harbor, John Ford's powerful drama "They Were Expendable" focuses on a squadron of PT boats assigned with defending the Philippines. As lieutenants John Wayne and Robert Montgomery lead their men against the Japanese, they must also fight the military bosses who consider the battle losses to be acceptable. With Ward Bond, Donna Reed. And, "Flying Leathernecks" is a classic WWII aviation epic with Wayne as a "by the book" Marine squadron leader whose harsh treatment of the pilots in his unit causes him to clash with his affable and compassionate second-in-command. With Robert Ryan, Don Taylor, Janis Carter. 4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; theatrical trailers.
- Historical & War
- Black & White / Color
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