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"3 Godfathers" is a 1948 American Western film directed by John Ford and filmed primarily in Death Valley, California. The screenplay, written by Frank S. Nugent and Laurence Stallings, is based on the novelette of the same name written by Peter B. Kyne. Ford had already adapted the film once before in 1919 as Marked Men. The original silent adaptation by Ford is thought to be lost today. The story is something of a retelling of the story of The Three Wise Men in an American western context. Ford decided to remake the story in Technicolor and dedicate the film to the memory of long-time friend Harry Carey who starred in the 1919 film Marked Men. Carey's son, Harry Carey Jr., plays one of the title roles in this 1948 film.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- producer: Merian C. Cooper
- written by Frank Nugent, Peter B. Kyne, Laurence Stallings
- based on a story by Peter B. Kyne
- cinematography by Winton Hoch
- edited by Jack Murray
- music by Richard Hageman
- set decoration by Joseph Kish
- genres: Western, Christmas movie, Action/Adventure
- subject: Christmas
- released on (66 years ago)
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by Scott Eyman
” 3 Godfathers is a studiously nonviolent picture: at one point, Ward Bond's sheriff refuses to pursue the outlaws ...
Print the Legend (2012)
The Life and Times of John Ford by Scott Eyman
But 3 Godfathers is a sunny, consoling work with little violence, while The Searchers is a savage, disturbing film that projects all manner of psychological and physical hostility. The earlier film is beautifully executed melodrama motivated by ...
by Barry Monush
as a rugged seaman called Yank; The Grapes of Wrath, as a policeman; Fort Apache, as a sergeant major; 3 Godfathers, on the trail of bank robber John Wayne; Wagon Master, as an opinionated Mormon elder; The Quiet Man, as the village ...
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Quotes about 3 Godfathers
When the child is christened you will have godfathers enough.