Cast and Crew: John Ford (Director); Merian C. Cooper (Producer); John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Guy Kibbee, Jane Darwell, Pedro Armendáriz, Ward Bond, Hank Worden,
What It’s About: Three desperadoes rob Welcome, Arizona’s bank and escape into the desert. The posse guards the nearest water supplies, forcing the bank robbers to a remote watering hole. There they help a pregnant woman give birth to a son. Before she dies, she swears the men to protect him and raise her son as their own-to be his 3 Godfathers. Can they get the baby to New Jerusalem before their limited water supplies run out?
Why Watch it Today?: Today is Epiphany, the last day of Christmas, and the day when the Three Kings arrived bearing gifts. 3 Godfathers occurs near and on Christmas, and refers to the Three Kings story, but it is also a solid Western. Read the full review.