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208 Ratings

Donovan's Reef

Directed by John Ford
United States, 1963
Comedy, Romance


‘Guns’ Donovan prefers carousing with his pals Doc Dedham and ‘Boats’ Gilhooley, until Dedham’s high-society daughter Amelia shows up in their South Seas paradise.

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Donovan's Reef Directed by John Ford

Critics reviews

The warm haze of nostalgia and friendship glows off the screen as little attempt is made to disguise Donavan’s Reef as anything but a lark amongst battle-scarred veterans who seem not to care about the end product, watched by an audience, and are completely invested in the dynamic of (re)creation on the set—that is, for the most part, on location, on an island paradise.
November 02, 2012
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