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Donovan's Reef (1963)

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Watched tonight for the first time, mostly for Lee Marvin. Not a great movie, even if you try to lower expectations per John Ford’s “we’re not going for any prizes” commentary. Worth a chance because it looks good though. Not much Lee Marvin, and John Wayne being John Wayne is pretty much a bore. Could kind of be considered a tropical Christmas movie, but not for me; it’s no We’re No Angels.

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Illustration for article titled iDonovans Reef/i (1963)
Image: GIS
Illustration for article titled iDonovans Reef/i (1963)
Screenshot: The Stalking Moon
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It’s the kind of picture where everybody gets what they want in the end, even a model train set for Gilhooley.

Illustration for article titled iDonovans Reef/i (1963)
Screenshot: The Stalking Moon

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