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Donovan's Reef

HD   NR Closed Captioning

John Ford

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About the Movie

Acclaimed director John Ford and screen legend John Wayne team up for what would be their final collaboration in this boisterous, rowdy South Seas escapade. The Duke, Lee Marvin and Jack Warden play World War II navy buddies have made the French Polynesian island of Haleakaloha their post-war paradise. Local headquarters is Donovan's Reef, Wayne's rough-and-tumble watering hole where bragging, brawling, and full-blown misbehavior are the order of the day. But destined to create more turmoil than any barroom fisticuffs is the sudden arrival of Elizabeth Allen, a straight-laced Boston blue blood. She's hoping to locate her long-estranged father (Warden), affirm that he is "not of good moral character," and then assume control of the family's shipping dynasty back home in the States. Suave, debonair Cesar Romero and a sarong-clad Dorothy Lamour add to the laughs – and mayhem – in this tropical comedy treat.

Customer Reviews

Classic Wayne Elements set in Hawaii. Good times.

Donovan's Reef is a really wonderful excursion for those looking for tropical locales, conflicting characters, romanctic mishaps and good old fashioned John Wayne charisma. For those familiar with the John Wayne comedies like McClintock and the Quiet Man, the climactic "spanking" scene will come as no surprise. This is a family favorite in my house and if you're a fan of the Duke, this belongs on your iPod. Or if you're a Lee Marvin fan too. =V=

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Donovan's Reef
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1963

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