Angel and the Badman (1947)
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as Quirt Evans
as Penelope Worth
as Territorial Marshal Wistful McClintock
as Laredo Stevens
as Mrs. Worth
as Randy McCall
as Johnny Worth
as Dr. Mangrum
as Thomas Worth
as Ward Withers
as Baker brother
Critic Reviews for Angel and the Badman
With its stunning Flagstaff, Arizona locations and a breezy tone, the John Wayne-produced "Angel and the Badman" is a delightful mix of romance and action, with excellent chemistry between the leads.
One of Wayne's top B efforts; an offbeat love story that works as a romance as well as a Western. Russell is luminous.
This black-and-white Western, which is Wayne's debut as producer, signals several elements of what would become the John Wayne iconic screen image, partly due to writer James Grant who was a frequent collaborator.
Audience Reviews for Angel and the Badman
One of the best of Wayne's Westerns and for the curious reason that in it the Duke goes from one tough hombre to ... to a farmer (?!?). Injured man on the run and fast draw Quirt Evans is sheltered by a family of Quakers and slowly starts to question his life of boozin', rustlin', gamblin', brawlin' and killin'. Well, not brawlin'. Gail Russell is the reason why, and I understand that.
Pretty good western about a man who sees the error of his ways, but the slow pace of the thing kind of kills it. Thankfully it has John Wayne, Bruce Cabot, and the beautiful Gail Russell in it, so it's definitely worth watching. It's just not quite as exciting as an average John Wayne western usually is.
This is a leisurely paced tale of an outlaw (John Wayne) who is befriended by a Quaker family, becomes ensnared by a Quaker girl (Gail Russell) and struggles to give up his past; gun slinger tries to hang up his guns and become a farmer. "Angel and the Badman" is a very enjoyable film with a great love story and recommended for fans of John Wayne.
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