05 June 2013

They Were Expendable (1945)

To the Summary!
In the days leading up to and following Pearl Harbor, a group of young Navy lieutenants fight to get their new PT boats into action.

To the Cast!
Robert Montgomery - Lieutenant John Brickley
John Wayne - Lieutenant JG "Rusty" Ryan
Donna Reed - 2nd Lieutenant Sandy Davyss
Jack Holt  - General Martin
Ward Bond - BMC "Boats" Mulcahey

To the Deeper Thoughts!
I've always liked the older black and white war films.  There's just something about them.

And this is no exception.  Starring John Wayne and Robert Montgomery, They Were Expendable tells the tale of the early days of the PT boats.  There's the requisite love story between Wayne and Reed; although its not a large part of the film.

Running at a little over two hours, it moved pretty quickly.  Plenty of action sequences kept it moving along.

Ya, not much else to say.  Its a good film.  If you're a fan of the early WWII films, and have yet to seek this out, then go seek it out.

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