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A silent version of the film was also released, at a length of 5,836 feet. Peter B. Kyne's story first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post on November 23, 1912. According to some sources, the story was based on an earlier Kyne story entitled "Bronco Billy and the Baby," which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post in 1910 and was the basis for a short Essanay film of the same title. According to modern sources, the film was shot primarily on location near Mojave, CA. The Three Godfathers novel has been adapted to film several times. For information on other versions, please consult the entry below for the 1916 Bluebird film, The Three Godfathers.