They Were Expendable

A Tribute to Those Who Did So Much... With So Little!

Categories: Drama, Action, War
Shortly after Pearl Harbor, a squadron of PT-boat crews in the Philippines must battle the Navy brass between skirmishes with the Japanese. The title says it all about the Navy's attitude towards the PT-boats and their crews.
















Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1945-12-07
Run time: 135 minute / 2:15
Director: John Ford
Writer: Frank Wead
Production Company : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Country: United States of America





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Robert Montgomery
as Lt. John Brickley
John Wayne
as Lt. (J.G.) 'Rusty' Ryan
Donna Reed
as Lt. Sandy Davyss
Jack Holt
as General Martin
Ward Bond
as "Boats" Mulcahey, Chief Boatswain's Mate
Marshall Thompson
as Ens. 'Snake' Gardner
Paul Langton
as Ens. 'Andy' Andrews
Leon Ames
as Major James Morton
Arthur Walsh
as Seaman Jones
Donald Curtis
as Lt. (J.G.) 'Shorty' Long
Cameron Mitchell
as Ens. George Cross
Louis Jean Heydt
as 'Ohio'
Jeff York
as Ens. Tony Aiken
Murray Alper
as 'Slug' Mahan T.M. 1c
Harry Tenbrook
as 'Squarehead' Larsen SC 2c
Jack Pennick
as 'Doc'
Alex Havier
as 'Benny' Lecoco ST 3c
Charles Trowbridge
as Admiral Blackwell
Robert Barrat
as The General
Bruce Kellogg
as Elder Tompkins M.M. 2c
Tim Murdock
as Ens. Brant
Russell Simpson
as 'Dad' Knowland
Vernon Steele
as Army Doctor
Robert Emmett O'Connor
as Silver Dollar Bartender (uncredited)
Philip Ahn
Steve Barclay
Betty Blythe
Danny Borzage
Al Bridge
George Bruggeman
James Carlisle
Jack Carrington
Bruce Carruthers
Tony Carson
Jack Cheatham
Fred Coby
Roger Cole
Jane Crowley
Henry H. Daniels Jr.
William B. Davidson
Marjorie Davies
Larry Dods
William 'Red' Donahue
Blake Edwards
Frank Eldredge
John Epper
Jim Farley
Charles Ferguson
Lee Tung Foo
Art Foster
Almeda Fowler
Mary Jane French
Jon Gilbreath
James Gonzalez
Duke Green
Sherry Hall
Stuart Hall
Robert Homans
Michael Kirby
Michael Kostrick
Paul Kruger
Stubby Kruger
Jack Lee
Jack Lorenz
Leota Lorraine
Jack Luden
James Magill
George Magrill
Eve March
Maurice Marks
as Soldier (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard
Merrill McCormick
Frank McGrath
Leonard Mellin
Robert Milasch
Henry Mirelez
Jack Mower
Charles Murray Jr.
Forbes Murray
Bill Neff
Bill Nind
Wedgwood Nowell
Franklin Parker
Frank Pershing
Nino Pipitone Jr.
Dan Quigg
Joey Ray
William McKeever Riley
Jack Ross
John Roy
Harold Schlickenmayer
Phil Schumacher
Jack Semple
Sam Simone
Reginald Simpson
Leslie Sketchley
Ralph Soncuya
Larry Steers
Sammy Stein
Jack Stoney
Robert Strong
Bob Thom
Richard Thorne
Brad Towne
Jack Trent
Tom Tyler
Emmett Vogan
Eleanore Vogel
Hansel Warner
Billy Wilkerson
Directing
John Ford Director

Production
John Ford Producer

Art
Malcolm Brown Art Direction
Cedric Gibbons Art Direction
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Jack Dawn Makeup & Hair

Crew
A. Arnold Gillespie Special Effects

Editing
Frank E. Hull Editor

Sound
Herbert Stothart Original Music Composer

Camera
Joseph H. August Director of Photography

Writing
Frank Wead Screenplay

Editing
Douglass Biggs Editor

Costume & Make-Up
Yvonne Wood Costume Design

Directing
Edward O'Fearna Assistant Director

Writing
William L. White Book





















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