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Three Godfathers


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  Three Godfathers Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
7.20 /10
 
Starring
John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz, Harry Carey Jr
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Directed by: John Ford
Written by: Laurence Stallings, Frank S. Nugent from Peter B. Kyne's story

 
 
 
Released: 1948
   
Genre: WESTERN
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Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 106
 
 


 
Three outlaws (John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz, Harry Carey Jr,) take an orphaned baby to New Jerusalem, Arizona.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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It's a much-told story. There are at least six other versions including a 1919 silent by Ford, starring Harry Carey Senior, to whom this film is dedicated. Despite the obvious biblical overtones, it's based on truth. There are times when it's twee and predictable - a cross between The Nativity Story and Three Men and A Baby. But if you can swallow the sentimentality, there's a lot to enjoy in the acting and the look of the film. John Ford takes obvious delight in using Technicolor for the first time; and cinematographer Winton C. Hoch shows his wonderful eye for desert landscape.


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