Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    They Were Expendable (MGM, 1945). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style C.
    Set during the early days of WWII, this action filled war drama stars Robert Montgomery as Navy Lieutenant John Brickley and John Wayne as Lieutenant Rusty Ryan, two heroes of the fighting in the Philippines. Based loosely on real events, Ryan and Brickley are trying to prove to the Navy that PT Boats have an important role in winning the war. Montgomery had served as a real-life PT Boat commander during the war and even directed a few action scenes in this film. Donna Reed co-stars as Ryan's love interest, Lieutenant Sandy Davyss. Prior to professional restoration this one sheet had pinholes in the corners, fold wear and crossfold separations, small chips in the lower left corner and bottom edge, and a diagonal crease at the top. There is a small stain apparent in the lower left, below the credits. A stellar portrait of Montgomery. Very Fine- on Linen.


    Estimate: $400 - $600.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    20th-22nd Friday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 381

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 40 days left to consign to the 2018 November 17 - 18 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #161833 spotlights


    The Mummy (Universal International, 1959). One Sheet Joseph Smith Artwork
    BID NOW


    Lolita (MGM, 1962). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    To Kill a Mockingbird (Universal, 1963). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Columbia, 1964). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    House on Haunted Hill (Allied Artists, 1959). Half Sheet Reynold Brown Artwork
    BID NOW


    The Birds (Universal, 1963). Half Sheet
    BID NOW


    The Seven Year Itch (20th Century Fox, 1955). Title Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    The New Frontier (Republic, 1935). Title Lobby Card
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 July 28 - 29 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 July 28 - 29 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,639,265
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    REALIZED $47,117.00