PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY JOHN FORD
MUSIC BY CYRIL J. MOCKRIDGE
JOHN FORD PRODUCTIONS
INFORMATION FROM IMDb
'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.
Summary written by Jim Beaver
John Wayne .... Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan
Lee Marvin .... Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley
Elizabeth Allen .... Ameilia Sarah Dedham
Jack Warden .... Dr. William Dedham
Cesar Romero .... Marquis Andre de Lage
Dick Foran .... Australian Navy Officer
Dorothy Lamour .... Miss Lafleur
Marcel Dalio .... Father Cluzeot
Mike Mazurki .... Sergeant Monk Menkowicz
Jacqueline Malouf .... Lelani Dedham
Cherylene Lee .... Sally Dedham
Jeffrey Byron .... Luki Dedham (as Tim Stafford)
Edgar Buchanan .... Boston Attorney
Jon Fong .... Mister Eu
Frank Baker .... Captain Martin (uncredited)
Carmen Estrabeau .... Sister Gabrielle (uncredited)
Harold Fong .... Sells Ameilia a swimsuit (uncredited)
Dan Ford .... Child (uncredited)
Duke Green .... Mate (uncredited)
Sam Harris .... Family council member (uncredited)
Fred Jones .... Family council member (uncredited)
June Y. Kim .... Servant (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness .... Family council member (uncredited)
King Lockwood .... Lawyer (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... Australian Navy officer (uncredited)
Mae Marsh .... Family council member (uncredited)
Michelle Mazurki .... (uncredited)
Ron Nyman .... Naval officer (uncredited)
Yvonne Peattie .... Sister Matthew (uncredited)
John Qualen .... Deck hand who cries 'Man Overboard' (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... Festus (uncredited)
Scott Seaton .... Family council member (uncredited)
Charles Seel .... Grand uncle Sedley Atterbury (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson .... Crewman Gilhooley hits with Mop (uncredited)
John Stafford .... Child (uncredited)
Sara Taft .... Family council member (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie .... James (uncredited)
Aissa Wayne .... Native girl (uncredited)
Patrick Wayne .... Navy Lieutenant (uncredited)
Lee Wood ... Islander (uncredited)
Edmund Beloin story
James Edward Grant
James Michener story (uncredited)
Frank S. Nugent (as Frank Nugent)
Cyril J. Mockridge
G. Savoca (song "The Monkeys Have No Tails in Zamboanga") (uncredited)
William H. Clothier
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wingate Smith .... assistant director
Duke Green .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Hennesy .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunts (uncredited)
Hal Needham .... stunts (uncredited)
Leo C. Richmond .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
This is the technically last movie that John Ford and John Wayne worked on together, although Wayne later provided the voice-over narration for Ford's documentary Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend (1976).
Actor John Qualen dubbed the voice of the sailor who yells "Man overboard!" in the opening scene, though it is not Qualen on-screen.
During the scene where Amelia is wishing to "charter the Araner", Donovan states that he owns the Araner and a boat named the Inisfree. Inisfree is the name of the village in Ireland in which The Quiet Man (1952), another John Wayne / John Ford film, takes place.
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.
In a fight with Lee Marvin, John Wayne underestimated an uppercut. He crashed through a table and fell down. Director John Ford decided to leave the scene in the movie.
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.
In the beginning, Gilhooley tells the captain who "shanghai'd" him that they were supposed to be at the island "on the 7th". Taking into account the time-line of the movie, ending on Christmas, that would make Donovan and Gilhooley's birthday as December 7th, the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
"Boats" is Navy slang for the rating of *Boatswain's Mate*. "Guns" is Navy slang for the rating of *Gunner's Mate*.
In the movie Donovan and Gilhooley are supposed to share December 7th for their birthday. In real life, Mike Mazurki (Sgt. Monk Menkowicz) was born December 25, 1907.
Patrick Wayne, John Wayne's son, has a small cameo - he plays the Australian Shore Patrol officer that breaks up the final fight.
* Continuity: Ameilia loses her stockings after falling in the water.
* Continuity: When Amelia first starts skiing, she loses her bathing cap. After falling in the water, the cap is back on her head.
* Continuity: Ameilia presents Gilhooley with a Christmas present then goes out back of the bar to confront Donovan. When she returns, not more than a couple of minutes later, Gilhooley already has the train set put together on the bar and is playing with it.
* Crew or equipment visible: On the road when the children are forced to leave their home to move in with Donovan, the shadow of the camera is visible on the people as they walk by.
Kaua`i, Hawaii, USA
Waimea Canyon, Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA
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