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John Wayne War: 4 Film Favorites DVD
John Wayne War: 4 Film Favorites

John Wayne War: 4 Film Favorites

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They Were ExpendableIt's David vs. Goliath on the seas when Rusty Ryan and John Brickly lead the Navy's new PT boats into the Battle of the Philippines during the early days of WWII. Outgunned and outmanned, the skippers and their crews defy the odds and prove the effectiveness of their highly maneuverable boats. They hit, they run, they return to fight again - and they play a vital role in the holding action that buys valuable time for the U.S. after the crippling attack on Pearl Harbor. Montgomery and Wayne turn in acclaimed performances in this powerful film that is widely recognized as one of director John Ford's all-time greatest works. Scripted by naval Commander Frank Wead and based on the novel by William I. White, it is one of the bestcontemporary films about the war.Operation PacificWorld War II rages across the Pacific and Lt. Cmdr. Duke E. Gifford is in the thick of it. He evacuates children from enemy-held islands. Oversees the development of torpedoes at PearlHarbor. And prowls the depths in the submarine Thunderfish for a chance to aim his improved "tin fish"-torpedoes-at the enemy.John Wayne plays Gifford in Operation Pacific. "I'm no theory man. I'm a line officer," Gifford barks. He backs it up with lots of bite in several feverish sea battles. He's also a man with a loving wife at home (fellow Academy Award winner Patricia Neal). Vice Admiral Charles Lockwood, World War II commander of all U.S. Pacific submarines, was technical advisor for this adventure packing real you-are-there thrills!Flying LeathernecksMarine fighter squadron VMF 247 is in the thick of it on Guadalcanal. The besieged airstrip they hold is hammered almost nightly by offshore batteries. Malaria and combat fat
Title: John Wayne War: 4 Film Favorites
Genre: Drama-Classics
Starring: John Wayne, Robert Montgomery, Robert Ryan, Anthony Quinn, Patricia O'Neal, Beulah Bondi, Donna Reed, Don Taylor, Ward Bond
Director: John Ford
Studio: Warner Home Video
Attributes: 2PC
Release Date: 11/6/2007
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 085391174233
Item #: WBD017423

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