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Three Godfathers (1936)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Western | 6 March 1936 (USA)
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 »

Writers:

Edward E. Paramore Jr. (screen play), Manuel Seff (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chester Morris ... Bob Sangster
Lewis Stone ... James Underwood - aka 'Doc'
Walter Brennan ... Sam Bartow - aka Gus
Irene Hervey ... Molly
Sidney Toler ... Prof. Snape
Dorothy Tree ... Blackie Winters
Roger Imhof ... Sheriff
Willard Robertson ... Rev. McLane
Robert Livingston ... Frank Benson
John Sheehan ... Ed Barrow
Joseph Marievsky Joseph Marievsky ... Pedro
Victor Potel ... 'Buck Tooth'
Helen Brown Helen Brown ... Mrs. George Marshall
Harvey Clark 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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ON THE BRINK OF HELL.. A BABY'S SMILE CAME INTO THE DARKENED SOULS OF THREE BAD MEN! (Print Ad- Buffalo Courier-Express ((Buffalo NY)) 4 April 1936)

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Action | Drama | Western

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Passed | See all certifications »
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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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Connections

Version of Hell's Heroes (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, Dem Golden Slippers
(1879) (uncredited)
Written by James Allen Bland
Played at the Christmas social
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The Code of the West
17 March 2002 | by bobliptonSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Godfathers See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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