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The Resource They were expendable, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture ; a John Ford production ; screenplay by Frank Wead ; directed by John Ford, (videorecording)

They were expendable, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture ; a John Ford production ; screenplay by Frank Wead ; directed by John Ford, (videorecording)

Label
They were expendable
Title
They were expendable
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture ; a John Ford production ; screenplay by Frank Wead ; directed by John Ford
Title variation
John Wayne/John Ford Film Collection
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Two PT-boat skippers defend the Philippines with hit-and-run tactics that buy time for the U.S., crippled by losses at Pearl Harbor
  • 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
Cataloging source
VA@
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Joseph H. August ; editor, Frank E. Hull and Douglass Biggs ; music, Herbert Stothart
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
  • Closed-captioned
  • In English with English and French and Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PS3511.O7
LC item number
T44 2007
PerformerNote
Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt, Ward Bond
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1894-1973
  • 1895-1947
  • 1900-1973
  • 1907-1979
  • 1904-1981
  • 1921-1986
  • 1888-1951
  • 1903-1960
  • 1885-1949
  • 1890-1947
  • 1882-1968
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ford, John
  • Wead, Frank W.
  • White, William Lindsay
  • Wayne, John
  • Montgomery, Robert
  • Reed, Donna
  • Holt, Jack
  • Bond, Ward
  • Stothart, Herbert
  • August, Joseph H.
  • Hull, Frank E.
  • Biggs, Douglas
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
135
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Torpedo-boats
  • Fighter planes
  • Philippines
  • Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945
  • Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
They were expendable, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture ; a John Ford production ; screenplay by Frank Wead ; directed by John Ford, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by William L. White
  • Videodisc release of a 1945 motion picture
  • For special features see interactive menu
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm70180764
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard version.
Extent
1 videodisc (135 min.)
Isbn
9781419828904
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 012569804333
  • 012569659087
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • 76700
  • 65908
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 910169
  • (OCoLC)70180764
System details
DVD, region 1, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
They were expendable, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture ; a John Ford production ; screenplay by Frank Wead ; directed by John Ford, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book by William L. White
  • Videodisc release of a 1945 motion picture
  • For special features see interactive menu
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm70180764
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard version.
Extent
1 videodisc (135 min.)
Isbn
9781419828904
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 012569804333
  • 012569659087
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • 76700
  • 65908
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 910169
  • (OCoLC)70180764
System details
DVD, region 1, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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