Posts from DukePilgrim in thread „They Were Expendable (1945)“

    Hi Jim

    Its still can be your favourite. I just think the film could have been stronger. Maybe it was rushed or Ford was rusty with it being his first movie after the war who knows. It is definitely authentic with Spig Weade as one of its advisers.


    Watched this over the Easter Break. After viewing it again I think I appreciate why it didnt set the box office on fire. It has some nice moments but it does seem a bit disjointed for lack of a better word.

    When you consider the running time at 129 minutes which is long for Ford I would have thought that it would have been structured better.

    I think the downbeat ending didnt help either.

    A Fair to Good movie.