Donovan's Reef

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Producer-director John Ford once again demonstrates his successful formula for rambunctious, combative comedy and romance in this action-packed John Wayne classic. Life on a South Pacific island for two ex-Navy buddies (John Wayne and Lee Marvin) is... read more
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Producer-director John Ford once again demonstrates his successful formula for rambunctious, combative comedy and romance in this action-packed John Wayne classic. Life on a South Pacific island for two ex-Navy buddies (John Wayne and Lee Marvin) is just about perfect - they spend most of their time on Donovan's Reef, the local saloon where they brawl and feud and somehow manage to stave off the sameness of tropical living. Then, into this mayhem arrives Elizabeth Allen, a straight-laced Bostonian in search of her father.

Original Release

06/12/1963

US Release

06/12/1963

Cast

John Wayne Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan / Michael "Guns" Donovan
Lee Marvin Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley / Thomas "Boats" Gilhooley
Elizabeth Allen Ameilia Dedham
Jack Warden Dr. William Dedham / William Dedham
Cesar Romero Marquis Andre de Lage / Andre de Lage
Dick Foran Australian Navy Officer Sean O'Brien / Sean O'Brien
Dorothy Lamour Miss Lafleur
Marcel Dalio Father Cluzeot
Mike Mazurki Sgt. Monk Menkowicz / Monk Menkowicz
Jacqueline Malouf Lelani Dedham
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Ford

Writers

Edmund Beloin, James Edward Grant, James A. Michener, Frank S. Nugent

Cast

John Wayne Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan / Michael "Guns" Donovan
Lee Marvin Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley / Thomas "Boats" Gilhooley
Elizabeth Allen Ameilia Dedham
Jack Warden Dr. William Dedham / William Dedham
Cesar Romero Marquis Andre de Lage / Andre de Lage
Dick Foran Australian Navy Officer Sean O'Brien / Sean O'Brien
Dorothy Lamour Miss Lafleur
Marcel Dalio Father Cluzeot
Mike Mazurki Sgt. Monk Menkowicz / Monk Menkowicz
Jacqueline Malouf Lelani Dedham
Cherylene Lee Sarah 'Sally' Dedham / Sarah "Sally" Dedham
Jeffrey Byron Luki Dedham
Edgar Buchanan Boston Attorney Francis X. O'Brien / Francis O'Brien
Jon Fong Mister Eu
Dan Ford Child
Mae Marsh Family Council Member
Ron Nyman Naval Officer
John Qualen Deckhand Who Cries 'Man Overboard'
Aissa Wayne Native Girl
Patrick Wayne Australian Navy Lieutenant

Producers

John Ford Producer

Editors

Otho Lovering

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