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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)  »

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The Gun  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In the opening scene composer Richard Hageman reuses music he originally wrote for the wartime thriller, Paris Calling (1941) with Basil Rathbone. See more »


When walking down the street for the final showdown, the sun starts off to Quirt's right casting shadows to the left of screen, then a close shot shows shadows which could only come from a near-overhead sun, and then at the saloon the sun is coming from Quirt's left casting shadows to the right. See more »


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Quirt and the Quakers...what a combo!!!
3 July 2000 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

One of my all-time favorite movies and, in my opinion, one of the Duke's best. This one's got it all...comedy, drama, and redemption. Both the Duke and Gail Russell give fine lead performances supported by a colorful cast of characters. I highly recommend this movie to all.

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