Three not so Wise Men promise a dying woman they will save her baby and take it to safety. Across the Arizona desert, while pursued by a posse, no less. Of course, they are almost out of water. John Ford and company make this simple little allegory work, a tale of redemption in typical Fordian fashion with the conventions of the world turned upside down- the bad guys are the good guys, the good guy posse aren’t so much bad as wrong and wrong-headed and the denouement on Christmas Eve in a saloon while “Silent Night” plays on the soundtrack is a throat-tightener, dust-in-the-eyes moment. It’s called 3 Godfathers and it’s something of a lost classic.