Donovan's Reef

  |  Buy to Own: 04/08/2003
  |  Watch Now: 22/09/2008
  |  108 min
Rated U by the BBFC


John Ford's last film dealing with World War 2. Here the story concerns three Naval veterans, Donovan (John Wayne), Gilhooley (Lee Marvin) and Dr William Dedham (Jack Warden), who 20 years on are still living on the Pacific Island they were sent to liberate. Their lives are about to be turned upside-down when Dr Dedham's daughter Amelia (whom he has never met) decides to visit to check out whether her father is fit to inherit majority shares in the family shipping business. Dr Dedham is away on another island but has left behind his three Polynesian children and Donovan decides to pass them off as his own as well as escort Amelia around the island. This of course has its complications, as well as seeing a few fists flying, but Donovan eventually softens Amelia's cold Bostonian manner and shows her a more human side to life.

Contains very mild language and comic violence
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