Three Godfathers (1936 film)

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Three Godfathers
Three Godfathers FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Richard Boleslawski
Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Written by Peter B. Kyne (novel)
Edward E. Paramore, Jr.
Manuel Seff
Starring Chester Morris
Lewis Stone
Walter Brennan
Irene Hervey
Release dates
March 6, 1936
Running time
81 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.[1]


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.



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