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Angel and the Badman (1947)

Approved  |   |  Romance, Western  |  15 February 1947 (USA)
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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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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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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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The Gun  »

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Trivia

"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 5, 1947 with John Wayne reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

When Quirt pushes between the men at the bar, the bartender pours him a drink and then leaves. The owner then arrives asking for some calm. As Quirt leaves the bar, the bar owner can be heard from behind the Baker brothers still imploring them not to fight, but it is the bartender who can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Penelope Worth: Quirt, please stay away from Laredo Stevens.
Quirt Evans: He owes me money. And don't worry - I might come out on top.
Penelope Worth: That'd be even worse.
Quirt Evans: Worse! Then it'd be worse if he goes down than if I go down?
Penelope Worth: Of course, don't you see that...
Quirt Evans: Oh, I know, I'd be a guy with a marked soul.
Penelope Worth: Don't make it sound so crude, Quirt. You see why - I couldn't love you.
Quirt Evans: Alright, I won't look up Laredo. It's better this way: every time he opens a door, every time he hears footsteps comin' around a corner... Laredo'll start ...
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A Little Bit Different
Written by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent
Performed by Joan Barton
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Remarkably Underrated!!!
8 November 1999 | by (Richmond, Ca) – See all my reviews

ANGEL AND THE BADMAN is a film that many John wayne fans may not have seen; nonetheless it's one of his best that shows a very different side.

Wayne as Quirt Evans is wounded and taken in by a gentle Quaker family. After he recuperates he notices their daughter--the absolutely drop dead gorgeous Gail Russell.

The plot of AATBM is remarkably similar to Harrison Ford's WITNESS (probably a remake).

But what ultimately makes this movie work is Wayne's performance, and Russell's natural "Angelic" qualities. The camera really loves her. There's one scene where she confesses' her love for Wayne, and is surprised he doesn't feel quite the same: "I never thought it could happen to one and not another." Her outright innocence in this scene is incredibly touching, and endearing, and you see how this affects Wayne in the same way.


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