Ameilia Dedham
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Ameilia Dedham (Character)
from Donovan's Reef (1963)

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Donovan's Reef (1963)
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: [reading inscription on monument] Princess Manulani, Commander William... Dedham? Michael Patrick Donovan... Thomas Al-oy-si-us Gilhooley...
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Thomas Aloysius Gilhooley!
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Does this mean there was actual fighting on this island?
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Well, those gold stars don't stand for good behavior.
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Well, tell me.
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: There's not much to tell. We got blown off our can... that's a destroyer, ended up here on the island. There was a big Jap base down there. So, we hid out back here in the hills... down in those caves. Tossed a few monkey wrenches into their machinery, threw 'em a few spitballs.
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Hard to believe that war has ever been within a thousand miles of a place as peaceful as this.
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Yeah, well, frangipani and flame-throwers don't seem to go together, but that's the way it was.

Marquis Andre de Lage: If I may venture a suggestion. A scenic drive? A chilled apertif? I have a picnic basket. I'd be delighted...
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Well, that's very kind of you, your... Excellency. But I have promised to take Luki home this morning.
Luki Dedham: Knock it off Uncle Andy! Quit trying to horn in on my date.

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: You know, Michael Donovan, you're quite a - a fella.
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Well, you know, Amelia Dedham...
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [Pulls her close while fishing a cigarette out of his pocket]
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: You're quite a gal. Cigarette?
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [She turns away from him] What's a matter?
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: I had the strangest feeling that you were going to kiss me.
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: What?
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Well, I have been kissed before.
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [Walks inside to turn out the light then walks back out, spins her around and kisses her]
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: [Flustered] Ah! I... I...
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: I thought I'd been kissed before.
[Kisses him back]

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?

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Captain, I should like to charter the Araner for however long it takes me to find my father and take me back to Honolulu.
Captain Martin: Um... well, as to that...
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: The Araner is not for charter; she has too much draft for the Low Islands. Reefs and coral heads.
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Thank you Mr. Donovan. I was speaking to the sailing master. Captain, it should only take...
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: But I OWN the Araner, and the Inisfar and the Inisfree, and several others. You might say that we are rivals, competitors in the shipping business.

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Say, I have a wonderful idea! How would you like to spend Christmas at my house?
[as everyone stares at her, she suddenly realizes she had just committed a faux pas]
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: You mean that would be better than putting up a Christmas tree in a saloon?
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: ...No. I... Well, naturally you would want to spend Christmas with your father.
Lelani Dedham: Thank you, Amelia. I think it would be nice to spend Christmas in your father's house.
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Well, that settles that... Father!
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Not that way. That's a saloon. The gate.

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: My, what a beautiful gown. Are you contemplating matrimony?
Miss Lafleur: [Sarcastically] What young girl my age ISN'T 'contemplating matrimony'?
Ameilia Sarah Dedham: How true.