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Three Godfathers (1936)

Passed  -  Western  -  6 March 1936 (USA)
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Four outlaws come to New Jerusalem, a town full of courteous and religious people, to rob the bank. After shooting the president of the bank, only three make it out of town followed by the ... See full summary »

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Bob
Lewis Stone ...
'Doc'
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Gus
Irene Hervey ...
Molly
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Professor Snape
Dorothy Tree ...
Blackie
Roger Imhof ...
Sheriff
Willard Robertson ...
Reverend McLane
Robert Livingston ...
Frank
John Sheehan ...
Ed
Joseph Marievsky ...
Pedro
Victor Potel ...
'Buck Tooth'
Helen Brown ...
Mrs. Marshall
Harvey Clark ...
Marcus Treen
Virginia Brissac ...
Mrs. McLane
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Four outlaws come to New Jerusalem, a town full of courteous and religious people, to rob the bank. After shooting the president of the bank, only three make it out of town followed by the posse. By the time they get to the second desert water hole, they find it dry and also find a wagon with a dying mother and baby. When the horses are dead the next morning, the three outlaws have no choice but to try to walk back to New Jerusalem and only two want to take the baby. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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6 March 1936 (USA)  »

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Das Wunder in der Wüste  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Sam McDaniel (Cook), Dewey Robinson and Charles Stevens (Horse Thieves) are in studio records for their roles, but they were not seen in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Robert 'Bob' Sangster: There ain't no Santy Claus!
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Version of Hell's Heroes (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Home on the Range
(1904) (uncredited)
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley (1873)
Played at the Christmas social
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The Code of the West
17 March 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Not as well known as the 1948 John Ford version, this one does not spoon feed the issues to the viewer. Harsh, uncompromising and utterly devoid of false bonhomie, Boleslawski made this at almost the same time as the screwball classic, THEODORA GOES WILD.


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