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    They Were Expendable (MGM, 1949). First Post-War Release French Grande (47" X 63") Roger Soubie Artwork.
    Director John Ford and John Wayne reunited for this wartime story of PT boats, their commanders, and their defense of the Philippines in World War II. The title summed up the Navy's indifferent attitude on the PT boats, and Ford exploited it for all the drama he could. This first post-war release French Grande is far superior to the American formats, boasting brilliant colors and incredible artwork by master poster artist Roger Soubie. Signs of handling include slight edge wear with minor tears, and fold wear with separations and some chipping. Slightly toned and brittle at the folds, this poster has a few pieces of archival tape on the verso. Regardless, it still shines on display and is an excellent candidate for restoration. Folded, Fine+.


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