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Angel and the Badman (15-Feb-1947)

Director: James Edward Grant

Writer: James Edward Grant

Musical Score: Richard Hageman

Producer: John Wayne

Keywords: Western

Feared gunslinger Quirt Evans, wounded in crossfire, is taken in by a peaceful Quaker family to recuperate; on waking, the family's daughter, angelic Penelope Worth played by Gail Russell, falls for him. But is Quirt ready to change his ruthless ways? Western with elements of romantic comedy, beautifully filmed in Sedona, Arizona.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bruce Cabot
20-Apr-1904 3-May-1972 Saved Fay Wray from King Kong
Harry Carey, Sr.
16-Jan-1878 21-Sep-1947 VP in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Lee Dixon
22-Jan-1914 8-Jan-1953 Ready, Willing and Able
Tom Powers
7-Jul-1890 9-Nov-1955 Double Indemnity
Marshall Reed
28-May-1917 15-Apr-1980 Insp. Fred Asher on The Lineup
Irene Rich
13-Oct-1891 22-Apr-1988 The Mortal Storm
Gail Russell
21-Sep-1924 26-Aug-1961 Angel and the Badman
John Wayne
26-May-1907 11-Jun-1979 The Duke


John Wayne   ...   Quirt Evans
Gail Russell   ...   Penny Worth
Harry Carey, Sr.   ...   Marshal Wistful McClintock
Bruce Cabot   ...   Laredo Stevens
Irene Rich   ...   Mrs. Worth
Lee Dixon   ...   Randy McCall
Stephen Grant   ...   Johnny Worth
Tom Powers   ...   Dr. Mangrum
Paul Hurst   ...   Frederick Carson
Olin Howlin   ...   Bradley
John Halloran   ...   Thomas Worth
Joan Barton   ...   Lila Neal
Craig Woods   ...   Ward Withers
Marshall Reed   ...   Nelson


Review by rchrischris (posted on 19-Feb-2005)

This movie is perhaps John Wayne's best "cowboy" work. Gail Russell (Penny) and Mr. Wayne (Qwirt Evans) have a wonderful charisma as they work the magic of their talent to tell a wholesome story of a "bad" guy who falls in love with the ultimate innocence. She and her family are part of a group of Quakers in the area who have homesteaded in the valley. Qwirt meets them in the opening scenes of the movie as he races to the telegraph office to file on land that Laredo Stevens (Bruce Cabot) feels he should own. The story weaves around the sherriff (Harry Carey, Sr.) trying to get the goods on both Laredo and Qwirt. The sherriff is annoyed at Qwirt for being with such a nice girl, no such woman for a man like Qwirt. With a really good supporting cast, the story is told. And, in the end, good prevails and Qwirt rides off in the back of a wagon with the girl.

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