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John Ford United States, 1945

Ghostman's rating of the film They Were Expendable

They Were Expendable is a severely flawed film with greatness trapped within. Directed by John Ford, the film thankfully doesn't feature his racism but is still marred by his false, jingoistic nature. Featuring Montgomery and Wayne as two PT boat officers caught in the beginning of WWII's Pacific Front, the film's best moments are with Montgomery and not with Wayne. [cont.]