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3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | | Drama, Western | 5 September 1949 (Sweden)
When 3 outlaws on the run find a dying woman and her newborn baby in the desert they vow to save the child.

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Pedro Roca Fuerte (as Pedro Armendariz)
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Posse Man #1
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Deputy Curly
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Luke
Fred Libby ...
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Storyline

Three outlaws on the run discover a dying woman and her baby. They swear to bring the infant to safety across the desert, even at the risk of their own lives. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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dying | desert | outlaw | newborn | baby | See All (105) »

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Drama | Western

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5 September 1949 (Sweden)  »

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Three Godfathers  »

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$1,243,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When John Wayne is "greasing" the baby boy, Robert William Pedro, it is evident that the baby boy is actually a baby girl. See more »

Goofs

After the three godfathers rob the bank, a covered wagon is seen passing by them as they board their horses but in the next scene they are riding in front of the wagon. See more »

Quotes

Miss Florie: Good bye and good luck boy. Year in jail do ya' a lotta good!
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Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.18 (2011) See more »

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Bringing in the Sheaves
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Written by Knowles Shaw and George A. Minor
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It is one of my favourite movies
25 December 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This might sound wondrous, but if You would ask me for my favourite movies I would say this is one of them. When I first saw the film I was so well entertained that I had not one minute I felt uncomfortable or bored, which is very seldom with me watching films. This is one of my three favourite westerns as well. It is sad to see, that in our days they are not able to make films like this one. Today they have good actors, affluence of money and technical means, but they have no soul to make films like that - and the audience, I fear, has the same deficiency. They get what they want or what they deserve. Maybe young people cannot find that movie so tremendously impressing. I am sorry for them. The movie is excellent in almost every respect. This movie is one strong example that movie-making has a right of existence. By the way it has a lot of good messages - which is also something I often miss in today's movies.


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