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Three Godfathers (1948) was a Western - Drama Film directed by John Ford and produced by John Ford and Merian C. Cooper.

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THREE GODFATHERS (1936)

By Terry on Jan 14, 2019 From Stardust and Shadows

I don’t mention Westerns very much since honestly I don’t see many with exception of? STAGECOACH (1939), THE SEARCHERS (1956),? THE WILD BUNCH (1969), both versions of? CIMARRON (1931) plus (1960)? and the Clint Eastwood Modern classic THE UNFORGIVEN (1992) plus a host of others. I do wa... Read full article


MGM Blogathon: Three Godfathers (1936)

By Caftan Woman on Jun 27, 2014 From Caftan Woman

I'm thrilled to be taking part in the MGM Blogathon sponsored by Diana and Connie of Silver Scenes and running from June 26th - 29th. MGM is justly renowned for its epics such as Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ and The Big Parade, its meticulously crafted costume dramas like Camille and Marie Antoine... Read full article


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[as Buck and the deputies are chasing the three outlaws, Buck shoots the outlaws' water bag. He then stops chasing them]
Deputy: Gosh, Marshal, you missed 'em.
Perley 'Buck' Sweet: They ain't payin' me to kill folks. Them Texas boys are gonna be mighty thirsty before they get to water.


Judge: [during sentencing] Robert Marmaduke Hightower...
Perley 'Buck' Sweet: Marmaduke? Haw, haw...
Robert Marmaduke Sangster Hightower: Perley!
[crowd laughs]


[Buck has just donned his vest, revealing his sheriff's badge]
Perley 'Buck' Sweet: I'll be seeing you boys... prob'ly.


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John Wayne's character, Robert Marmaduke Hightower, was named by director John Ford after his favorite stuntman, Bryan 'Slim' Hightower, who also worked on this picture.
This is a remake of the silent film The Three Godfathers, which starred Ford's long-time friend Harry Carey. When Carey died in 1947, Ford decided to remake the story in Technicolor and dedicate the film to his memory. Carey's son, Harry Carey Jr., plays one of the three, "The Abilene Kid".
John Wayne was badly sun burnt while filming 3 Godfathers and was briefly hospitalized.
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