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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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Complete credited cast:
Laredo Stevens
Mrs. Worth
Lee Dixon ...
Randy McCall
Stephen Grant ...
Johnny Worth
Dr. Mangram
Frederick Carson
Bradley (as Olin Howlin)
John Halloran ...
Thomas Worth
Lila Neal
Craig Woods ...
Ward Withers


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!


Romance | Western


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Release Date:

15 February 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Gun  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This movie entered the public domain in 1975, in the USA, due to the copyright holders failure to renew the copyright registration in the 28th year after publication. See more »


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


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A great story of a man changing for love
3 March 2001 | by (Little Rock) – See all my reviews

This is one of Wayne's best movies, the simple but powerful story of a man changing for the love of a woman. It is always a great introduction to John Wayne for someone who has not appreciated his work, his best movies are about love and redemption. The Quiet Man, Stagecoach and The Angel and The Badman, are among the best movies ever made.

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