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They Were Expendable Quotes

They Were Expendable is a television show that appeared on TV in 1970 . They Were Expendable completed its run in 1970.

It features John Ford as producer, Herbert Stothart in charge of musical score, and Joseph H. August as head of cinematography.

They Were Expendable is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of They Were Expendable is 135 minutes long. They Were Expendable is distributed by Loew's Inc.

The cast includes: Robert Montgomery as Lt. John Brickley, and Harry Tenbrook as 'Squarehead' Larsen SC 2c.

They Were Expendable Quotes

Harry Tenbrook as 'Squarehead' Larsen SC 2c

  • (Unnamed) "Mr. Ryan, this has gone far enough. That 41 boat is always hoggin' the good jobs, sir."
  • (Unnamed) "We'll get all the soaking we need on our way up to hit the Japs, sir."
  • (Harry Tenbrook) "What are we gonna do, sit around on our duffs till they get back, sir?"
  • (Unnamed) "41 can't handle this job alone -- sir."
  • (Unnamed) "How about it, sir?"
  • (Robert Montgomery) "Okay. But if she starts taking water, turn back. Sir."

Robert Montgomery as Lt. John Brickley

  • (Unnamed) "Are you kidding, Brick?"
  • (Robert Montgomery) "Theirs not to reason why. Theirs but to do --"
  • (Unnamed) "And die -- but I don't want to be bored to death running messages."
  • (Robert Montgomery) "I'll see that you get the more intriguing ones."
  • (Robert Montgomery) "Oh, Snuffy -- how about getting some torpedoes from you?"
  • (Unnamed) "For those cracker boxes of yours? No telling when we'll see a mother ship again."
  • (Robert Montgomery) "How long have you been on patrol?"
  • (Unnamed) "Since the day the war started."
  • (Unnamed) "What did you get?"
  • (Unnamed) "Two small freighters. We had hard luck."
  • (Robert Montgomery) "Well, while you've been cruising around the Pacific, those 'cracker boxes' have sunk two converted cruisers, an auxiliary aircraft carrier, a 10,000-ton tanker, a large freighter, a flock of barges and numerous sons of Nippon."
  • (Unnamed) "And also in our brief career, we've carried more messages than Western Union."
  • (Unnamed) "Well, look, I'd love to help you out, fellas. But you know, I got orders --"
  • (Robert Montgomery) "Snuffy -- who played the leading lady in "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" in 1932 at the Academy?"
  • (Unnamed) "And does your crew know about it?"
  • (Unnamed) "How many do you want?"
  • (Robert Montgomery) "You've got sixteen?"
  • (Unnamed) "We'll take eight."
  • (Robert Montgomery) "And we'll try and put 'em where they belong."
  • (Unnamed) "Thanks."
  • (Unnamed) "Wonderful the way people believe in those high powered canoes of yours."
  • (Robert Montgomery) "Don't you believe in them, Rusty?"
  • (Unnamed) "And I let you sell me that stuff about a command of my own."
  • (Robert Montgomery) "You're skipper of the 34 boat, aren't you?"
  • (Unnamed) "I used to skipper a cake of soap in the bathtub, too."

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