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They were expendable : Flying Leathernecks / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture ; produced and directed by John Ford ; screenplay by Frank Wead ; Howard Hughes Picture ; produced by Edmund Grainger ; directed by Nicholas Ray ; screenplay by James Edward Grant.

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Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Series Information

War Double Feature.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Shoals PL - Shoals DVD THE (Text) 70512000000487 DVDs, Adult Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419829858 :
  • ISBN: 9781419829857
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (237 min.) : sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Full screen version.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment 2006.

Content descriptions

With Note:
Special features: both films show their original theatrical trailers.
Participant or Performer Note:
They were expendable: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt, Ward Bond. Flying Leathernecks: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor, Jay C Flippen, William Harrigan.
Summary, etc.:
They were expendable: Two PT-boat skippers defend the Philippines and give the U.S. war effort time to regroup after the crippling losses at Pearl Harbor. Flying Leathernecks: An embattled Marine fighter squadron VMF 247 at Guadalcanal is led by John Wayne and campaigning to coordinate ground combat with low-flying aerial sorties.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating : not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, full screen presentation, Dolby digital sound, region 1 compatible.
Language Note:
They were expendable has an English language track with English and French subtitles. Flying Leathernecks has an English language track with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945.
Torpedo-boats > Drama.
Fighter planes > Drama.
Philippines > Drama.
Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands) > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
War films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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