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Donovan's Reef

Not rated, 109 min. Directed by John Ford. Starring John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Warden, Elizabeth Allen, Cesar Romero, Dorothy Lamour.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., July 29, 1999

I never truly understood John Ford until I began appreciating his comedies. Donovan's Reef was the one that did it for me. Supremely goofy in tone, the film pits Wayne (in his last Ford film) and Marvin as drunken pals who careen from one friendly brawl to the next. A Pacific island paradise becomes their silly playpen.

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The Austin Chronicle

https://www.austinchronicle.com/events/film/1999-07-29/donovans-reef/

Donovan's Reef

Not rated, 109 min. Directed by John Ford. Starring John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Warden, Elizabeth Allen, Cesar Romero, Dorothy Lamour.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., July 29, 1999

I never truly understood John Ford until I began appreciating his comedies. Donovan's Reef was the one that did it for me. Supremely goofy in tone, the film pits Wayne (in his last Ford film) and Marvin as drunken pals who careen from one friendly brawl to the next. A Pacific island paradise becomes their silly playpen.

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