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They Were Expendable (1945) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

John Ford ... (as John Ford Captain U.S.N.R.)
Robert Montgomery ... (uncredited)

Writing Credits  

William L. White ... (book)
 
Frank Wead ... (screenplay) (as Frank Wead Comdr. U.S.N. {Ret})
 
Norman Corwin ... (uncredited)
George Froeschel ... (uncredited)
Jan Lustig ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Robert Montgomery ... Lt. John Brickley (as Robert Montgomery Comdr. U.S.N.R.)
John Wayne ... Lt. (J.G.) 'Rusty' Ryan
Donna Reed ... Lt. Sandy Davyss
Jack Holt ... General Martin
Ward Bond ... 'Boats' Mulcahey C.B.M.
Marshall Thompson ... Ens. 'Snake' Gardner
Paul Langton ... Ens. 'Andy' Andrews
Leon Ames ... Major James Morton
Arthur Walsh Arthur Walsh ... Seaman Jones
Donald Curtis ... Lt. (J.G.) 'Shorty' Long / Radio Announcer
Cameron Mitchell ... Ens. George Cross
Jeff York ... Ens. Tony Aiken
Murray Alper ... 'Slug' Mahan T.M. 1c
Harry Tenbrook ... 'Squarehead' Larsen SC 2c
Jack Pennick Jack Pennick ... 'Doc'
Alex Havier Alex Havier ... 'Benny' Lecoco ST 3c
Charles Trowbridge ... Admiral Blackwell
Robert Barrat ... The General
Bruce Kellogg ... Elder Tompkins M.M. 2c
Tim Murdock Tim Murdock ... Ens. Brant
Louis Jean Heydt ... 'Ohio'
Russell Simpson ... 'Dad' Knowland
Vernon Steele ... Army Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pedro de Cordoba ... Priest (scenes deleted)
Philip Ahn ... Army Orderly (uncredited)
Steve Barclay ... Naval Officer (uncredited)
Bill Barnum Bill Barnum ... Boat Crew Member (uncredited)
Betty Blythe ... Officer's Wife (uncredited)
Danny Borzage Danny Borzage ... Boat Crew Member (uncredited)
Al Bridge ... Lieutenant Colonel (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Charles Calhoun Charles Calhoun ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
James Carlisle James Carlisle ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
John Carlyle John Carlyle ... Lt. James (uncredited)
Jack Carrington Jack Carrington ... Officer at Airport (uncredited)
Bruce Carruthers Bruce Carruthers ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Tony Carson Tony Carson ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Jack Cheatham ... Commander (uncredited)
Fred Coby Fred Coby ... Officer at Airport (uncredited)
Roger Cole Roger Cole ... Officer at Airport (uncredited)
Jane Crowley Jane Crowley ... Officer's Wife (uncredited)
Henry H. Daniels Jr. ... Sailor (uncredited)
William B. Davidson ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Marjorie Davies Marjorie Davies ... Nurse (uncredited)
Patrick Davis Patrick Davis ... Pilot (uncredited)
Gary Delmar Gary Delmar ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Larry Dods Larry Dods ... Boat Crew Member (uncredited)
Ernest Dominguez Ernest Dominguez ... Filipino Boy (uncredited)
Frank Donahue Frank Donahue ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
William 'Red' Donahue William 'Red' Donahue ... Officer at Airport (uncredited)
George Economides George Economides ... Bartender's Child (uncredited)
Michael Economides Michael Economides ... Bartender's Child (uncredited)
Blake Edwards ... Boat Crewman (uncredited)
Frank Eldredge Frank Eldredge ... Officer at Airport (uncredited)
John Epper John Epper ... Officer at Airport (uncredited)
Jim Farley ... (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson Charles Ferguson ... Officer at Airport (uncredited)
Leonard Fisher Leonard Fisher ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Lee Tung Foo Lee Tung Foo ... Asian Bartender (uncredited)
Art Foster Art Foster ... Boat Crew Member (uncredited)
Almeda Fowler ... Officer's Wife (uncredited)
Mary Jane French Mary Jane French ... Lost Nurse (uncredited)
Jon Gilbreath Jon Gilbreath ... Submarine Commander (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ... Sailor (uncredited)
Duke Green Duke Green ... PT-41 Boat Starboard Torpedoman (uncredited)
Sherry Hall Sherry Hall ... Marine Major (uncredited)
Stuart Hall ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Del Hill Del Hill ... Boat Crew Member (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Bartender at Manila Hotel (uncredited)
Vincent Isla Vincent Isla ... Filipino Schoolteacher (uncredited)
Dick Karl Dick Karl ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Michael Kirby Michael Kirby ... Boat Crewman (uncredited)
Michael Kostrick Michael Kostrick ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Stubby Kruger Stubby Kruger ... Boat Crewman (uncredited)
Jack Lee Jack Lee ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Donald S. Lewis Donald S. Lewis ... Officer at Airport (uncredited)
Jack Lorenz Jack Lorenz ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Leota Lorraine ... Officer's Wife (uncredited)
Trina Lowe Trina Lowe ... Gardner's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Jack Luden ... Naval Air Captain (uncredited)
Ted Lundigan Ted Lundigan ... Boat Crew Member (uncredited)
James Magill James Magill ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Eve March ... Nurse (uncredited)
Maurice Marks Maurice Marks ... Soldier (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Airport Officer (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick Merrill McCormick ... Wounded Officer at Airport (uncredited)
Frank McGrath ... 'Slim' - Bearded CPO (uncredited)
Leonard Mellin Leonard Mellin ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Robert Milasch ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Karl Miller Karl Miller ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Henry Mirelez Henry Mirelez ... Filipino Boy (uncredited)
Margaret Morton Margaret Morton ... Bartender's Wife (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Officer (uncredited)
Charles Murray Jr. Charles Murray Jr. ... Jeep Driver (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Navy Captain (uncredited)
Bill Neff Bill Neff ... Submarine Skipper / Boat Crew Member (uncredited)
Bill Nind Bill Nind ... Officer at Airport (uncredited)
Wedgwood Nowell ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Silver Dollar Bartender (uncredited)
Max Ong Max Ong ... Mayor of Cebu (uncredited)
Franklin Parker Franklin Parker ... Naval Officer (uncredited)
Frank Pershing Frank Pershing ... Boat Crew Member (uncredited)
Nino Pipitone Jr. Nino Pipitone Jr. ... Bartender's Child (uncredited)
Dan Quigg Dan Quigg ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Robert Shelby Randall Robert Shelby Randall ... Boat Crew Member (uncredited)
Clifford Rathjen Clifford Rathjen ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Joey Ray Joey Ray ... Boat Crew Member (uncredited)
William McKeever Riley William McKeever Riley ... Boat Crew Member (uncredited)
Jack Ross Jack Ross ... Officer at Airport (uncredited)
John Roy ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Harold Schlickenmayer Harold Schlickenmayer ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Phil Schumacher Phil Schumacher ... Boat Crew Member (uncredited)
Ernest Seftig Ernest Seftig ... Naval Officer (uncredited)
Jack Semple Jack Semple ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Brent Shugar Brent Shugar ... Officer at Airport (uncredited)
Sam Simone Sam Simone ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Reginald Simpson Reginald Simpson ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Leslie Sketchley Leslie Sketchley ... Marine Orderly (uncredited)
Ralph Soncuya Ralph Soncuya ... Filipino Orderly (uncredited)
Les Stanford Les Stanford ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Sammy Stein ... Sammy - Boat Crewman (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Boat Crew Member (uncredited)
Robert Strong Robert Strong ... Officer at Airport (uncredited)
Bob Thom Bob Thom ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Roy Thomas Roy Thomas ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Richard Thorne Richard Thorne ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Pacita Tod-Tod Pacita Tod-Tod ... Nightclub Singer (uncredited)
Brad Towne Brad Towne ... Man in Admiral's Office (uncredited)
Jack Trent ... Officer at Airport (uncredited)
Tom Tyler ... Captain at Airport (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Naval Doctor (uncredited)
Eleanore Vogel Eleanore Vogel ... Officer's Wife (uncredited)
Hansel Warner Hansel Warner ... Officer at Airport (uncredited)
William Wilkerson ... Sgt. Smith (uncredited)
Roque Ybarra Jr. Roque Ybarra Jr. ... Bartender's Child (uncredited)

Produced by 

John Ford ... producer
Cliff Reid ... associate producer

Music by 

Herbert Stothart ... (musical score)

Cinematography by 

Joseph H. August ... director of photography (as Joseph H. August Lt. Comdr. U.S.N.R.)

Film Editing by 

Douglass Biggs
Frank E. Hull

Art Direction by 

Malcolm Brown
Cedric Gibbons

Set Decoration by 

Edwin B. Willis ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by 

Yvonne Wood ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department 

Jack Dawn ... makeup creator
Sam Palo ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management 

Gilbert Kurland ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

James Curtis Havens ... second units director (as James C. Havens Captain U.S.M.C.R.)
Edward O'Fearna ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Ralph S. Hurst ... associate set decorator
Neil Wheeler ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Douglas Shearer ... recording director
James Z. Flaster ... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Lowell Kinsall ... unit mixer (uncredited)
Robert Shirley ... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Newell Sparks ... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
William Steinkamp ... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Michael Steinore ... sound effects (uncredited)
John A. Williams ... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

A. Arnold Gillespie ... special effects
Donald Jahraus ... special effects (uncredited)
R.A. MacDonald ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Mark Davis ... matte paintings camera (uncredited)
Donald Jahraus ... miniatures assistant (uncredited)
Warren Newcombe ... matte paintings (uncredited)

Stunts 

Duke Green ... stunts (uncredited)
George Magrill ... stunts (uncredited)
Maurice Marks ... stunts (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank McGrath ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Emillo Calori ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Herbert Fischer ... second camera operator (uncredited)
Vic Jones ... gaffer (uncredited)
Harrold Weinberger ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

Music Department 

Harold Byrns ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Alberto Colombo ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Murray Cutter ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Wally Heglin ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Frederick Herbert ... music mixer (uncredited)
M.J. McLaughlin ... music mixer (uncredited)
Eric Zeisl ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

Other crew 

John Banse ... script clerk (uncredited)
Robert Montgomery ... director: rear projection plates (uncredited)
Gladys Norvell ... assistant research director (uncredited)
George Richelavie ... research director (uncredited)
Ernest Seftig ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

See also

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