See They Were Expendable (1945)- A on youtube.
See They Were Expendable - Origina on youtube.
See Popular Videos - They Were Exp on youtube.
See John Ford's 🎥"Decemb on youtube.
See Patriotic Movie Scene of Gener on youtube.
See ~Robert Montgomery~They Were E on youtube.
See They Were Expendable Clip on youtube.
See They Were Expendable (1945) FU on youtube.
See They Were Expendable on youtube.
See "Marcheta" in THEY W on youtube.
Description: Paasamalar (English: The Flower of Love) is a 1961 Tamil movie starring Sivaji Ganesan and Savitri. The movie was directed by A. Bhimsingh. One of the songs, "Vaarayen Thozhi Vaarayo", is still played in many Tamil weddings. This movie was remade in Hindi in 1986 as Asia Pyar Kaha with Jeetendra, Padmini Kolhapure, Jaya Prada and Mithun Chakraborty.
Description: Young Ellen Neal gets work as a servant with the wealthy Fullerton family. She falls in love with the Fullerton's handsome young son. But he leaves her with child, and when she attempts to gain recognition for her child, the Fullerton family treats her as a blackmailer. But a surprise awaits them all.
Description: A 1965 BBC adaptation of William Shakespeare's first historical tetralogy (1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI and Richard III), which deals with the conflict between the House of Lancaster and the House of York over the throne of England, a conflict known as the Fights of the Roses. It was based on the 1963 theatre adaptation by John Barton, and directed by Peter Hall for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Description: While on a Pyrenees holiday in 1922, upright English gentleman Richard Chandos (Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange, Heroes) encounters the villainous Vanity Fair (Eileen Atkins, Cold Mountain). Mistress of the turreted Chateau Jezreel and leader of a motley band of criminals, she will inherit millions if she can force her stepdaughter to marry. Pitting his wits vs this formidable adversary, Chandos determines to rescue the pretty young woman. But Vanity Fair keeps one step ahead of him, a trick forever up her sleeve and murder in her heart.
Description: In a remote fishing island in the 50's, Pepito grows up learning the trade of his mother, Rosa, the only midwife capable of delivering the newborn babies of their community. At first, the young son doesn't mind the unusual arrangement, but as he grows older, he starts to resist the role traditionally meant only for women. In time, Pepito's coming of age intersects with the lives of the another islanders, whose beliefs and struggles become critical impetus to his maturity.
Description: "True Stories" is a series of stories about ordinary folks place in the face of extraordinary challenges. These are stories inspired by life. Without undue pathos and artificial satisfied ending, but with an optimistic message. The movie is based on true events. January 28, 2003, a group of high school students went to climb Rysy. An avalanche killed eight of them. Parents of kids who were killed face tragedies. It's difficult for them to come to terms with what has happened.
Description: Paris, 1942, Isaac, a Jewish child, escapes the Nazis, finding refuge in the mosque of Paris. Ahmed, the Imam, took him under his protection. Ahmed decides to save as many kids as possible from certain death.
Description: Paris, 1830: Jean-Gaspard Debureau performs on the scene and delights his audience with song, wit and charm. He is, however, very unpopular with Lord Charles X, who is the goal of much of Debureau's scornful jests. That would be a somewhat tolerable case if it weren't for the fact that Debureau has fallen for a countess, who happens to be the King's mistress.
Description: One night, while trampling the emotions memories of Federico, a chain of decisions leads even mission of no return. And when I least expected it, not knowing when your clock showed, his life changed forever ... for eternity. Regardless of the name, neither nice nor terrible he did, or how others judge them, only their decisions will create the difference when you receive ... the Zero Hour.
Description: A Hispanic teenager hides out from the law in the home of a good-natured, but rebellious, Caucasian teenage woman after killing two rednecks whom beat him up and left him for dead, leading to a collision of cultures between the two youths.
Description: Curtis, an American looking for an escape to a foreign land, joins his estranged Brazilian biologist brother Francis on a spontaneous adventure to search a rare jungle beetle in the Amazon. While hiking, Curtis is bitten by a snake. As he enters a venom induced hallucinogenic dream the two brothers are captured as slaves by a fantasy tribe of Amazonian women, and given to the tribal queen. With the aid of other slave, Curtis gotta plot a rescue of Francis and their escape, unless he finds his fresh case better than the life he left behind.
Description: A group of children on a field trip in western rural America accidentally explore the bodies of two murdered children. Who they are is a mystery. Corrupt reporter Cindie arrives in city and bribes bar owner Julie into spilling her life story. As the night unfolds, Julie reveals her history of deception, adultery and happenings kept secret that may keep the key to the fate of the murdered children.
Description: In 1833, when the fledgling Belgian kingdom still fears a Dutch invasion, recruits were chosen annually from an age cohort by a draw of lots in every locality. In this grim, then contemporary drama by the 'father of Flemish literature', Hendrik Conscience, Jan Braems, a terrible and naive farmers-boy, accepts the not uncommon offer by a rich family to sell his lucky ticket (out) to their son for a hefty sum compared to the miserable labor wages at the time. Units life is even harsher then a farmhand's, especially for a Dutch-speaking an-alphabet who simply can't understand his francophone superiors, and Jan's nature is not complacent enough for military discipline even by todays standards, so he later gets into all kinds of trouble, including gambling his capital away and a venereal disease. When his girlfriend back home goes looking for him, her life is doomed as well.
Description: In this film based upon Julian Green's novel, we follow Paul's downfall as he is torn between his love for Angele, a local prostitute, as he finds out too late, and Madame Grosgeorge's love for him.
Description: A gambling countess comes by a secret three card combination that wins her a fortune, but she is allowed to test it only once and not gamble again. She passes on the database twice, and the recipients both die violently. She is warned that if she passes it on again, she too will die. Many years later, a young soldier discovers that the countess has the secret, and he resolves to receive it out of her.
Description: Belle Bennett plays as the widowed mother of seven kids living in Sioux City, Iowa. She moves with them to Cambridge, Massachusetts in order to educate her kids with culture and give them each advantage. Bennett, who is unversed in financial matters, later faces poverty for herself and her children. She takes out a loan from an unscrupulous lender (played by Richard Tucker), who is so impressed by the charm and valiant spirit of Bennett than he neglects to ask her for collateral. Bennett, however, is only able to partially pay her creditors. Marion Nixon, Bennett's eldest daughter, is shocked by her mother's actions and attempts to sacrifice herself to Tucker in order to clear her mother's obligations, even though she is engaged to marry a well to do Harvard undergraduate, played by Rex Bell. This movie is believed lost.
Description: Ema finds out she is pregnant with an unplanned kid she's not sure she wants to keep, the same week her beloved grandmother becomes gravely ill. Spending her last days at her grandmother's side, Ema is forced to spend time with her estranged, larger than life mother, getting to know her and seeing her with fresh eyes. As she spends time with the folks gathered around her grandmother in her last days; Ema re-evaluates her beliefs, her fears and her set concepts about family, love and parenthood.
Description: Carmilla comes to a rural city where her mother mysteriously disappeared years earlier. She is aided in her quest by an emotionally troubled local girl, with whom she becomes romantically involved. Their relationship ignites the wrath of the girl's father, who holds the key to the dreadful truth Carmilla is seeking. Inspired by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's famed Gothic novella.
Description: In a tiny valley, riders pursue and slay a man. A horse thief, so his killers claim. But for his ten year old son Issa, the disappearance of his father causes an avalanche of problems. With the family name stigmatized, Issa is bullied by the another kids in the village. While his mother wars to clear her husbands name, Issa is left to his own devices. But unexpectedly, his solitude gives birth to his freedom, his true passion, horses.
Description: Nickname Carraway, a young Midwesterner actually living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Description: After his frustrated wife abruptly walks out on him, Stuart Bliss, a sorcerer at inventing campaigns for surplus military materials, believes he's catching the warning of a coming apocalypse. Descending into paranoia, he then starts to perceive each subtle change in his office as a sign of intrusion, imagining that he's being watched and possibly polluted with a contaminated substance.
Description: In a small Moroccan village, a young father plans his illegal crossing into Spain. He assures his wife that he will telephone her three days after his departure, to confirm his secure comeback in Spain. However, the call never comes. |
Description: A costume drama / satire about financial skull-duggery, and confidence tricksters in both the upper and lower classes in Victorian London. A working class boy impersonates a king who is supposedly very rich and a financial wizard. As such he is invited to all the greatest peoples' parties.
Description: It was one of the last unexplored territories on Earth; a terrifyingly deep gully in the heart of the Borneo jungle. It was the ultimate challenge – to climb down into it and discover what the locals call, "The Zone of the Dead." Based on a real storyline that made headlines around the world, this journey drama is the tale of boys pushed to their limits and beyond, battling vs forces that they should not comprehend.
Description: The Windmill is a quirky and endearing love storyline about 20 year old Hendri, who arrives on the doorstep of a retirement village to live with his grandfather. Shortly after arriving, Hendri is taken under the wing of an elderly neighbour who forces him to take regular baths at her house. One night, Hendri follows three figures into the forest and finds a peculiar sight - elderly people diving into a dam, a windmill rising from its moonlit centre. A pretty young woman appears from amongst the trees in the darkness and introduces herself as Margot. Hendri is instantly smitten with this mysterious girl, and Margot is equally taken with Hendri.As Hendri's and Margot's summer romance blossoms, it later becomes clear that all is not what it seems in this unusual village.
Movies Like Megatron 2008
Movies Like Mein Vater, seine Neue und ich 2005
Movies Like Captain Scarface 1953
Movies Like Blaze of Noon 1947
Movies Like Pele 2006
Movies Like Ghost Burger 2013
Movies Like 76-89-03 2000
Movies Like Act Like You Love Me 2013
Movies Like Soldier Warriors 1986
Movies Like Colorado Serenade 1946
Movies Like Hamster Hell 2012
Movies Like Seagull 2013
Movies Like Rozstanie 1961
Movies Like Holidaze 2013
They Were Expendable is John Ford's first Hollywood detail since his discharge from the U.S. Navy and the same can be told for Robert Montgomery. Both had served in the Navy and Montgomery in fact on P.T. Boats. From the last presidential election we actually know them as Swift Boats. It's an unusual John Ford movie because the usual massive comedic monkeyshines are rather subdued here. I'm thinking that John Ford wisely decided that Globe Fight II being recently over, the country's mood was joyous, but somber in terms of the massive human cost.They Were Expendable has the benefit though of the American audience knowing the ultimate victory. The storyline starts in the Phillipines in 1941 with Robert Montgomery as true life naval character John Bulkeley, renamed Brickley for the film, trying to convince the brass of the usefulness of the P.T. Boat in combat, not just for scouting and courier duty. Of course that experiment is slash short and the P.T. Boats and their teams are rushed into some on the job experience.During the movie MacArthur, you might recall Gregory Peck telling that he was going to be evacuated from Corregidor by "one of Johnny Bulkeley's torpedo boats." That stage is dramatized as a wordless Robert Barrat plays MacArthur traveling on the boat commanded by John Wayne.Wayne is Montgomery's second in command of the P.T. boat squadron who is not thrilled to be there. He'd like to be on at least a destroyer. He gradually comes around though. He also gets a fling in the romance department with Navy nurse Donna Reed.During that interlude John Ford had some of the team outside singing Dear Old Woman in a comic vein. Ford was never one to not allow a nice bit of business die with one film. You might remember in Fort Apache and Rio Grande there was some serenading done. And Donna Reed got serenaded on her "Hawaiian" honeymoon with James Stewart in It's a Unbelievable Life with Ward Bond once again being one of the serenaders. I'm sure Frank Capra would have conceded he stole that from Ford.The storyline is first and foremost about some very desperate American armed forces who after Pearl Harbor were at the Japanese mercy. Pearl Harbor had totalled our Pacific fleet and no supplies should receive through. Still the units there fought on bravely, they were in fact by geography expendable. Wayne and Montgomery give nice but subdued performances. No do or die heroics here, just a sobering reminder of a poor beginning for the Americans in the Pacific theater of Globe Fight II.
Wayne and Ford at their peak.Somehow I missed this movie until a several years ago on a cable film channel. Growing up with WWII as the dominant theme of modern history and an appreciation of the older movie stars, this movie is without question the most realistic in terms of the message and of just passed happenings with magnificent performances in the old morality style of the 40's.The old Navy, surviving in the Asiatic backwater where promos should take years, bears the brunt of the onslaught of total fight for America. A heroic tragedy of holding the line to bide time for the Nation to recover.A storyline for all time, the best fight film of all time. No matter how huge the budget and digital unique effects, they will never capture the texture and feel of this film. The dying of the old Navy from Yangtze to Cavite with gutsy sailors like "Boats" living difficult in the backwater paradise of the Pacific on $20 a month.The tragedy of continuing defeat, overwhelming catastrophic events, the ill prepared Nation, the dying of the old Navy, all combine to create this film, made with happening still new in the actors and movie makers minds, a statement of that fight and of the heroes which the audience knew first hand. It says, we knew these boys and men and they were as fine a heroes this country has ever produced and they will live larger than life for as long as this movie exists.
One reveiwer critices this movie about lack of action he misses the point,all the characters are well developed which makes the ending so painfull. The acting is first rate each part is played with a nice belief,,there are so many nice scenes that touch the heart.The boys are bonded together by their actions and when the bonds are broken through death or orders it hurts us all. Donna Reed is superb to look at ,only a tiny role but well acted. At the end of the movie you feel a lump in your throat and a tear forms in your eye,I love this movie.9/10
New York, NY 10013
Similar Film Search Engine
+44 20 7336 8898
Mon - Sun 09:30 am - 05:30 pm