3 Godfathers

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Three bandits on the run find themselves saddled with a newborn baby in the middle of the desert.


Studio Warner
SKU 204242680
UPC 012569798595
UPC 14 00012569798595
Format DVD
Release Date 5/22/2007
Rating NR
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In John Ford's 3 GODFATHERS, based on Peter B. Kynes's allegorical novel about a trio of bandits, Robert Hightower (John Wayne), Pedro Roca Fuerte (Pedro Armendariz), and William Kearney, aka the Abilene Kid (Harry Carey Jr.), robs a small-town bank in Arizona under the nose of Sheriff Buck Sweet (Ward Bond). Although Abilene is wounded, the trio makes a clean getaway, with Buck's posse in close pursuit. Realizing that Buck has set a trap for them at the Mojave water tank, the bandits head toward Terrapin Tanks but lose the trail and their horses in a terrible sandstorm. Now on foot, they find the tanks defunct but come upon a lone covered wagon with a woman (Mildred Natwick) about to give birth. Although they're able to deliver the baby, the mother dies--but not before getting the bandits to promise to protect her child. Ford's sentimental tribute to the great Western icon Harry Carey Sr. (The screen dedication reads, "To the memory of Harry Carey, bright star of the Western sky"), who starred twice in silent versions of the story (including Ford's 1919 film MARKED MEN), 3 GODFATHERS features fine performances by Carey's son and by Wayne, who developed his famous persona in part by emulating the elder Carey's onscreen expressions and mannerisms. An air of tender inspiration permeates the film, which combines rousing action scenes with surprisingly subtle moments of self-sacrifice, redemption, and love.
Plot Summary
Summary Three gunslinging outlaws, escaping from a botched robbery, discover an abandoned woman giving birth and help deliver her baby. Though she doesn't survive the delivery, they adopt her newborn son as their own and carry him on a desperate trek through the desert to the aptly named town of New Jerusalem, following the North Star.
Sight and Sound "Winton C. Hochs's Technicolor cinematography is superb and Ford uses the rugged desert locations in virtuoso fashion." 12/01/2004 p.79
John Ford
John Wayne
Pedro Armendariz
Harry Carey
Cast & Crew
John Wayne - Star
Francis Ford - Star
Dorothy Ford - Star
Jane Darwell - Star
Ben Johnson - Star
Pedro Armendariz - Star
Charles Halton - Star
Jack Pennick - Star
Cliff Lyons - Star
Fred Libby - Star
Don Summers - Star
Harry Carey Jr. - Star
Mae Marsh - Star
Richard Hageman - Star
Mildred Natwick - Star
Guy Kibbee - Star
Ward Bond - Star
Hank Worden - Star
Richard Hageman - Composer
Laurence Stallings - Screenwriter
Peter B. Kynes - Story
Merian C. Cooper - Producer
John Ford - Producer
Jack Murray - Editor
Winton C. Hoch - Director of Photography
Frank S. Nugent - Screenwriter
John Ford - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1948
Catalog ID 79859
UPC 00012569798595
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 106 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
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Video Format DVD

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