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3 Godfathers ()


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Three outlaws on the run risk their freedom and their lives to return a newborn to civilization.

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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
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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)

Produced by

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

Music by

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Richard Hageman

Cinematography by

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Winton C. Hoch ... director of photography (as Winton Hoch)

Film Editing by

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Jack Murray

Art Direction by

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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)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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

Art Department

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

Sound Department

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

Special Effects by

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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
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Lucien Cailliet ... conductor / music arranger

Script and Continuity Department

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Pat Kelly ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Meta Stern ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Additional 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)

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Harry Carey ... in memory of
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Plot Summary

Fugitive bank robbers Robert (John Wayne), William (Harry Carey Jr.) and Pedro (Pedro Armendáriz) stand at a desert grave. Caring for the newborn infant of the woman they just buried will ruin any chance of escape. But they won't go back on their promise to her. They won't abandon little Robert William Pedro. Director John Ford's Western retelling of the Biblical Three Wise Men tale remains a scenic and thematic masterpiece. Ford adds color to his feature-film palette, capturing stunning vistas via cinematographer Winton C. Hoch, who would win two of his three Academy Awards for Ford films. Again, populist-minded Ford asserts that even men of dissolute character can follow that inner star of Bethlehem to their own redemption.

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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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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Budget $1,243,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Mildred Natwick, who plays the "young" mother, was 43 years old at the time of filming. See more »
Goofs Shortly after the three riders enter the desert Hightower discovers that Pedro's water bag is empty and throws it away. As they ride away in a long shot, the water bag is still visible on Pedro's horse. 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 Pedro "Pete' Roca Fuerte: [dying] Hey, Bob... I just remembered what tomorrow is. Feliz Navidad.
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