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Angel and the Badman (1947)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 15 February 1947 (USA)
Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.

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Laredo Stevens
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Mrs. Worth
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Randy McCall
Stephen Grant ...
Johnny Worth
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Dr. Mangram
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Frederick Carson
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Bradley (as Olin Howlin)
John Halloran ...
Thomas Worth
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Lila Neal
Craig Woods ...
Ward Withers
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Nelson
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Notorious gunman Quirt Evans is wounded and on the run. He arrives at a Quaker farm owned by Thomas Worth and his family where he collapses from exhaustion. Evans asks Thomas and his daughter Penelope to drive him into town in their wagon in order to send an urgent telegram. The telegram contains a land claim and is sent to the land recorder's office. The Quaker family is ignoring the town doctor's advice to rid themselves of the gunfighter and they compassionately tend to the delirious Evans. Penny Worth becomes intrigued by his ravings of past loves.When Evans regains consciousness, Penny explains to him about the Quaker credo of non-violence and way of life. Three weeks later, two desperadoes, Laredo Stevens and Hondo Jeffries, ride into town looking for Evans.Penny's younger brother, Johnny, rushes home to inform Evans of his visitors and Evans prepares to flee. Penny, now smitten with Evans, offers to run off with him. Upon hearing the sound of approaching horses, Evans grabs his... Written by nufs68

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He lived only for revenge...She lived only for his love!

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Romance | Western

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15 February 1947 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening scene composer Richard Hageman reuses music he originally wrote for the wartime thriller, Paris Calling (1941) with Basil Rathbone. See more »

Goofs

When Quirt arrives at the saloon, its entrance is in shadow. When Hondo and Laredo come out, they are in full sun. See more »

Quotes

[Carson's preparing to leave the Worth farm, with two baskets of food]
Frederick Carson: I just get a gnawin' hankerin' after good pies and truck like that.
Mrs. Worth: Oh, Freddy Carson!
Mrs. Worth: Yes'm.
Mrs. Worth: I want you to have some of these.
[puts some rolls in one of the baskets]
Mrs. Worth: They're awful good with coffee in the mornin'.
Frederick Carson: Makes me wanna go home and shoot my Chinee cook.
Mrs. Worth: You just come back for more any time you like; there're always plenty.
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Connections

Remade as Angel and the Bad Man (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Darling Nelly Gray
(uncredited)
Written by Benjamin Russell Hamby (1833-1867)
Performed by Joan Barton and Lee Dixon
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great movie --- lousy DVD edition
19 October 2002 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Angel and the Badman has always been a favorite movie to me. Angel contains humor and drama, action and romance. The movie can be enjoyed by anybody regardless of age or gender. I have a well-worn VHS copy and wanted to acquire the movie on DVD and enjoy DVDs superb quality. Now, after several months delay, Barns and Noble finally delivered a copy issued from the Roan Group. Unfortunately, this DVD does not meet with the DVD promise. What could be wrong with Angel and the Badman? The first thing I noticed was the soft image quality. The video lacks the high detail one expects from digital playback. The contrast range is compressed and requires fiddling with display controls to get almost acceptable brightness range. Another interesting and annoying issue is the constant blue and pink sparkle in and otherwise black and white image. The playback seems to jitter slightly as if the framing is not consistent. How could this be? When played back on a PC the answer becomes clear. At the top of the image the observant and knowledgeable viewer will spy the first line of scan beginning part way across the screen. This is an artifact of interlace scanning and indicates this DVD's video source originated from a VHS tape---not the original film print. This is a very sloppy conversion with apparently no attention to details important to creating a quality product such as captioning or alternate languages. Don't waste money on this DVD from the Roan Group---buy a VHS tape instead.


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