They Were Expendable
During the bleak days following Pearl Harbor, Navy lieutenants John Brickley (Robert Montgomery) and Rusty Ryan (John Wayne) persuade the brass to let them send untried plywood boats against the Japanese fleet. The odds are against them, but what do heroes care about odds? One of director John Ford's pet projects, this war drama is based on the true story of the development of patrol torpedo boats.
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- 1946 Academy Award®
- Best Visual Effects nominee
- Best Sound nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it