The Godchild (1974)

Genres - Drama, War, Western  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Godchild is the seventh and (thus far) the last film version of Peter B. Kyne's Saturday Evening Post story "Three Godfathers." The threesome is herein played by Jack Palance, Jack Warden and Keith Carradine. Instead of bank robbers (as they were in most previous filmizations of the Kyne story), the trio are escaped Civil War POWS, eluding both the Confederates and the Apaches by hightailing it to the desert. They come upon a dying woman, who makes them promise to deliver her newborn child to safety. All three men lose their freedom and their lives in keeping this promise, but kept it is. The Godchild is fine as TV movies go; the only question is, why this story once again?



baby, POW (Prisoner of War), promise, Apache-Indian, Civil-War [US], mother, Confederate