3 Godfathers
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The Three Godfathers is John Ford's second version of Peter B. Kyne's western about three outlaws who adopt and care for a baby they find in the desert (he originally filmed the story in 1919 as Marked Men). The three outlaws--played by John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz, and Harry Carey Jr., the son of the star of Marked Men,--are on the run from the law, yet they risk their lives to bring the baby to the nearest town.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"he last reel, with Wayne explicitly identified as the Prodigal Son and a general collapse into mawkishness, might almost have strayed in from another movie."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"A wonderful, sentimental western."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Gorgeously photographed Ford version of the often filmed story."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"There are humor and honest tear-jerking in this visually beautiful film."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Reworking of the 3 wise men story out west is very good Ford."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"It's phoney, it's bunk -- and it might just persuade you of a beautiful lie."
‑ , Film4
"John Ford, who had shot this popular tale as a silent, remade it with John Wayne, emphasizing even more the religious symbolism."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Wayne as the Prodigal Son delivering the Christ child seemed a bit of a stretch."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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