War Double Feature: They Were Expendable and The Flying Leathernecks
Two classic World War II films together on one set!
They Were Expendable: John Ford’s poetic adaptation about a PT boat squadron in the South Pacific may be the best feature film on the war in that theater. Featuring powerful performances by actors Robert Montgomery and John Wayne, Ford’s elegiac film pays tribute to all who donned a uniform during the war.
Flying Leathernecks: This action-packed war film utilizes actual battle footage to create a tense drama. Two U.S. Marine fighter pilots try to fight their own personal battles, while still banding together to fight the war. John Wayne delivers another epic performance as the flying officer whose determination is hated by his men.
Total Time: Five hours, twenty-seven minutes on three DVDs