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3 Godfathers ()


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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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Robert Marmaduke Sangster Hightower
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Pedro Roca Fuerte (as Pedro Armendariz)
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William Kearney ('The Abilene Kid')
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Perley 'Buck' Sweet
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Mrs. Perley Sweet
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The Mother
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Miss Florie
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Judge
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Ruby Latham
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Posse Man #1
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Oliver Latham
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Deputy Curly
Jack Pennick ...
Luke
Fred Libby ...
Deputy
Michael Dugan ...
Posse Man #2
Don Summers ...
Posse Man #3
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Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Nora Bush ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
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Woman in Bar (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Drunk (uncredited)
Richard Hageman ...
Saloon Pianist (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Guard at Mojave Tanks (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Townswoman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
Amelia Yelda ...
Robert William Pedro Hightower (the Baby) (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Ford

Written by

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Laurence Stallings ... (screenplay) and
Frank S. Nugent ... (screenplay)
 
Peter B. Kyne ... (story)
 
Robert Nathan ... () (uncredited)

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Merian C. Cooper ... producer (uncredited)
John Ford ... producer (uncredited)

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Richard Hageman

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Winton C. Hoch ... (as Winton Hoch)

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Jack Murray

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James Basevi

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Joseph Kish ... (as Joe Kish)

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Don L. Cash ... makeup artist (as Don Cash)
Anna Malin ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Lowell J. Farrell ... production manager (uncredited)

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Edward O'Fearna ... assistant director
Wingate Smith ... assistant director

Art Department

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Jack Colconda ... properties (as Jack Golconda)
Frank Wesselhoff ... painter (uncredited)

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Joseph I. Kane ... sound
D. Pat Kelley ... sound effects (as Patrick Kelley)
Frank Moran ... sound

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Jack Caffee ... special effects

Stunts

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Michael Dugan ... stunts (uncredited)
Bryan 'Slim' Hightower ... stunts (uncredited)
Ben Johnson ... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank McGrath ... stunt double: Pedro Armendariz (uncredited)
Jack Montgomery ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Wilson ... stunts (uncredited)

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Charles P. Boyle ... photography: second unit (as Charles Boyle)
Eddie Fitzgerald ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Harvey Gould ... camera operator (uncredited)
Tommy Griffin ... grip (uncredited)
Alexander Kahle ... still photographer (uncredited)

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D.R.O. Hatswell ... costume researcher
Michael Meyers ... wardrobe: men
Ann Peck ... wardrobe: women

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Lucien Cailliet ... conductor / music arranger

Other crew

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Merian C. Cooper ... presenter
Lowell J. Farrell ... assistant to director (as Lowell Farrell)
John Ford ... presenter
Natalie Kalmus ... technicolor color director
Morgan Padelford ... associate technicolor color director
Sid Davis ... stand-in: John Wayne (uncredited)
Stan Jones ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Pat Kelly ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Meta Stern ... script supervisor (uncredited)

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Harry Carey ... in memory of
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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Three Godfathers (United States)
  • Three Godfathers (United Kingdom)
  • Le fils du désert (France)
  • Tres padrinos (Spain)
  • Los tres padrinos (Spain)
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  • 106 min
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Budget $1,243,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia John Wayne was badly sunburned while filming this and was briefly hospitalized. See more »
Goofs Power lines are visible overhead behind Ruby Latham when the stagecoach is stopped in Welcome, Arizona. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Havana/Mermaids/The Sheltering Sky/Awakenings/The Long Walk Home (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Beautiful River (Shall We Gather at the River) See more »
Quotes [as Buck and the deputies are chasing the three outlaws, Buck shoots the outlaws' water bag. He then stops chasing them]
Deputy: Gosh, Marshal, you missed 'em.
Perley 'Buck' Sweet: They ain't payin' me to kill folks. Them Texas boys are gonna be mighty thirsty before they get to water.
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