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Angel and the Badman (1947)

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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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Complete credited cast:
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Gail Russell ...
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Marshal Wistful McClintock
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Laredo Stevens
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Mrs. Worth
Lee Dixon ...
Randy McCall
Stephen Grant ...
Johnny Worth
Tom Powers ...
Dr. Mangram
Paul Hurst ...
Frederick Carson
Olin Howland ...
Bradley (as Olin Howlin)
John Halloran ...
Thomas Worth
Joan Barton ...
Lila Neal
Craig Woods ...
Ward Withers
Marshall Reed ...
Nelson
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

The Gun  »

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Trivia

John Wayne would later star in two films where his eponymous character carried the name of characters from this movie: Hondo (1953) and McLintock! (1963). See more »

Goofs

A dance hall girl pushes a spectator down onto a gambling table which collapses under him, with the only damage being to the legs of the table. In the next shot, the table is still collapsed but there is a large section of the edge broken off. See more »

Quotes

[Quirt and Randy are getting ready to leave the First day meeting. Randy is reading aloud from the Bible given to Quirt by the Quakers]
Randy McCall: Listen to this: "And Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts of valor, slew two men of Moab and went down and slew three lions in the midst of a pit in the time of snow."
Randy McCall: [to Quirt] Whew, three lions!
Randy McCall: [continues reading] "And Benaiah slew an Egyptian who had a sword. He took away his sword and slew him with a staff...
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Connections

Featured in Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Darling Nelly Gray
Written by Benjamin Russell Hamby (1833-1867)
Performed by Joan Barton and Lee Dixon
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These are positive comments about Wayne's performance.
3 August 1999 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

John Wayne's performance was riveting as he portrayed "bad guy", "good guy" in sometimes the same scene. The movie was a joy to watch also for the fact that this definitely fit the John Wayne "cowboy" mold. The concluding scenes still left one wondering about the outcome.


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