They Were Expendable

They Were Expendable (1945)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Release Date - Dec 7, 1945  |   Run Time - 135 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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They Were Expendable is a 1945 American war film directed by John Ford and starring Robert Montgomery and John Wayne and featuring Donna Reed. The film is based on the book by William L. White, relating the story of the exploits of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three, a PT boat unit defending the Philippines against Japanese invasion during the Battle of the Philippines (1941–42) in World War II.

While a work of fiction, the book was based on actual events and people. The characters of John Brickley (Montgomery) and Rusty Ryan (Wayne) are fictionalizations of the actual subjects, John D. Bulkeley (Medal of Honor recipient) and Robert Kelly, respectively. Both the film and the book – which was a best seller and which was excerpted in Reader's Digest and Life – depict actions which did not occur, but were believed to be real during the war; the film is noted for its verisimilitude.

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1940s, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Philippines, Pt Boat, World War Ii

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Narrative Location: Philippines
Subject: about the United States Navy in World War II, Pacific War, World War II

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Alternate Titles

Au fost sacrificabili
RO
Baskın
TR
Bereid zich te offeren
BE
Bili su prolazni
YU
Ci, których spisano na straty
PL
De kunne ofres
DK
De skulle offras
SE
Ein verlorener Haufen
DE
Felhasználhatóak voltak
HU
Floges ston Eiriniko
GR
Fomos os Sacrificados
BR
Fomos Sacrificados
BR
Fuimos los sacrificados
AR, CL, MX
Gigantes ton kymaton
GR
He antoivat kaikkensa
FI
Homens para Queimar
PT
I sacrificati
IT
I sacrificati di Bataan
IT
Ils étaient sacrifiés
BE
Les sacrifiés
FR
Los sacrificados
VE
Lynangrep
NO
No eran imprescindibles
ES
Nosotros fuimos los sacrificados
ES
Ontsnapping van Corregidor
NL
Operation Helvede
DK
Schnellboote vor Bataan
AT, DE
They Were Expendable
CA, GB, US
Zrtvovani
YU
Γίγαντες των Κυμάτων
GR
Φλόγες στον Ειρηνικό
GR
Они были незаменимыми
, RU
Приемливи загуби
BG
コレヒドール戦記
JP
菲律賓浴血戰
TW
菲律賓浴血記
TW