Three Godfathers (1936 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Richard Boleslawski|
|Produced by||Joseph L. Mankiewicz|
|Written by||Peter B. Kyne (novel)
Edward E. Paramore, Jr.
|March 6, 1936|
Three Godfathers is a 1936 western film, adapted from the novel of the same name by Peter B. Kyne. Three bank robbers find a newborn baby and his dying mother in the desert. Director John Ford remade the story in 1948 with 3 Godfathers, starring John Wayne.
In a town called New Jerusalem, bandits Bob Sangster (Chester Morris), Doc Underwood (Lewis Stone) and Gus Barton (Walter Brennan) hold up a bank. After a gun battle with the townspeople, the three robbers retreat into the scorching desert. There, they happen upon an ill woman stranded with her child. As the mother dies, she begs the men to take care of her infant. The fugitives want to save the baby -- but to do so, they'll have to travel back to New Jerusalem, where they are wanted men.
- Chester Morris as Robert Sangster
- Lewis Stone as James 'Doc' Underwood
- Walter Brennan as Sam 'Gus' Barton
- Irene Hervey as Molly
- Sidney Toler as Professor Amos Snape
- Dorothy Tree as Blackie Winter
- Roger Imhof as Sheriff
- Willard Robertson as Reverend McLane
- Robert Livingston as Frank Benson
- John Sheehan as Ed Barrow
- Joseph Marievsky as Pedro
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