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Donovan's Reef (1963) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by John Ford and produced by John Ford.

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Miss Lafleur: [while being pushed off by Gilhooley] Oh, you've come back to marry me.
Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley: Oh, now look LaFluer, you're the love of my life. You're the only dame that meant anything to me, but I already told you I'd make a -
[Takes a big gulp of beer]
Miss Lafleur: I know.
Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley: I got a wife in Hoboken.
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: ...and San Pedro, and San Diego and Norfolk, Virginia.
Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley: That's right. You wouldn't want me to go up on a bigamy charge, would you?


Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Ameilia, if I consent to marry you...
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: If you consent!
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: ...and if we are blessed with a child, and if it is a boy, he will be named Francis Xavier Donovan after my father.
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: He will be named Sedley Atterbury Dedham after my grandfather.
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Sedley Atterbury... that's a hell of a name for a Donovan!
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: He will be named William after my father.
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: The doc? That's swell. I'll call him Bill. Pax?


Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Gilhooley?
Marquis Andre de Lage: Gilhooley.
Lelani Dedham: Oh, Uncle Guns, please don't fight, don't spoil our party.
Sally Dedham: You stay out of it!
Luki Dedham: Go on Uncle Guns. Knock his block off!
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: I'll knock both his blocks off.


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Ameilia asks the captain "to charter the Araner." That was the real name of John Ford's yacht, which is the yacht used in the movie.
"Boats" is Navy slang for the rating of *Boatswain's Mate*. "Guns" is Navy slang for the rating of *Gunner's Mate*.
Actor Mickey Simpson is sometimes mistakenly credited as the mate hit with a mop by Lee Marvin in the opening scene. It is not Simpson but Duke Green.
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