- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.2/10
- Director: John FordRobert Montgomery
- Country: English
- Year: 1945
- Duration: 135 min
- Genres: Drama,War,
- Production: Mono
The PT boat unit Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three defends the Philippines from Japanese invasion during World War II.
In the wake of Pearl Harbor’s surprise attack, World War II hero, Lt. John Brickley’s experimental squadron of agile fast-attack Patrol Torpedo boats is sent to warm and humid Manila to avert a potentially imminent Japanese invasion. As he and his second-in-command, Lieutenant “Rusty” Ryan, desperately try to prove the newly-founded naval unit’s worth, the enemy launches a devastating all-out attack–and despite the PT boat flotilla’s undeniable success–the considerably outnumbered and outgunned American soldiers are fighting a losing battle. Little by little, the Philippine campaign is doomed to cave in, as comrades-in-arms perish in the sea. Is there glory in defeat?
Robert Montgomery, Donna Reed, Ward Bond, Paul Langton, Arthur Walsh, Cameron Mitchell, Murray Alper, Jack Pennick, John Wayne, Jack Holt, Marshall Thompson, Leon Ames, Donald Curtis, Jeff York, Harry Tenbrook,