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Three Godfathers (6-Mar-1936)

Director: Richard Boleslawsky

Writers: Edward E. Paramore, Jr.; Manuel Seff

From novel: The Three Godfathers by Peter B. Kyne

Musical Score by: Dr. William Axt

Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Keywords: Western

Three ruthless fugitives from a Christmas bank robbery flee the town of New Jerusalem, tracked by a posse; in the desert, they encounter a dying mother and her infant. Two convince the third to rescue the baby. A tough, darker western which has aged well. Remade by John Ford in Technicolor as 3 Godfathers (1948), with considerably more sentimentality.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Brennan
25-Jul-1894 21-Sep-1974 Three Oscars for Best Supporting Actor
Irene Hervey
11-Jul-1909 20-Dec-1998 Destry Rides Again
Roger Imhof
15-Aug-1875 15-Apr-1958 This Gun for Hire
Robert Livingston
9-Dec-1904 7-Mar-1988 The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Chester Morris
16-Feb-1901 11-Sep-1970 Boston Blackie
Willard Robertson
1-Jan-1886 5-Apr-1948 Remember the Night
Lewis Stone
15-Nov-1879 12-Sep-1953 Judge James Hardy
Sidney Toler
28-Apr-1874 12-Feb-1947 Charlie Chan
Dorothy Tree
21-May-1906 13-Feb-1992 City of Darkness


Chester Morris   ...   Bob (outlaw)
Lewis Stone   ...   Doc (outlaw)
Walter Brennan   ...   Gus (outlaw)
Irene Hervey   ...   Molly (Sangster's ex-girlfriend)
Sidney Toler   ...   Prof. Snape
Dorothy Tree   ...   Blackie
Roger Imhof   ...   Sheriff
Willard Robertson   ...   Rev. McLane
Robert Livingston   ...   Frank (Molly's boyfriend)
John Sheehan   ...   Ed (bartender)
Joseph Marievsky   ...   Pedro
Victor Potel   ...   Buck Tooth
Helen Brown   ...   Mrs. Marshall
Harvey Clark   ...   Marcus Treen (poker player)
Virginia Brissac   ...   Mrs. McLane
Jean Kirchner   ...   Baby


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