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Angel and the Badman -- A Quaker girl nurses a "Badguy" back to health and with a romantic motive. Eventually he has to decide.

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James Edward Grant (written by)
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Release Date:
15 February 1947 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He lived only for revenge...She lived only for his love!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Remarkably Underrated!!! See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Quirt Evans
Gail Russell ... Penelope Worth

Harry Carey ... Marshal Wistful McClintock

Bruce Cabot ... Laredo Stevens

Irene Rich ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doc Adams ... Quaker (uncredited)
Rosemary Bertrand ... Christine Taylor (uncredited)
Symona Boniface ... Dance Hall Madam (uncredited)
John Breen ... Gambler (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Quaker Meeting Member (uncredited)
Wade Crosby ... Baker Brother (uncredited)
Steve Darrell ... Gambler (uncredited)
Kenne Duncan ... Gambler (uncredited)
Geraldine Farnum ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Louis Faust ... Hondo Jeffries (uncredited)

Paul Fix ... Mouse Marr (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Baker Brother (uncredited)
Lew Harvey ... Gambler (uncredited)
Jack Kirk ... Carson Ranchhand (uncredited)
Rex Lease ... Roulette Croupier (uncredited)
Cactus Mack ... Quaker (uncredited)
LeRoy Mason ... Lefty Wilson (uncredited)
Jack Montgomery ... Carson Ranchhand (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Gambler (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... Bartender (uncredited)
William Newell ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Jack O'Shea ... Barfly (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Baker Brother (uncredited)
Stanley Price ... Gambler (uncredited)
John Shay ... Gambler (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Bartender (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Baker Brother (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Brawl Spectator (uncredited)
Tony Travers ... Hernan (uncredited)
Crane Whitley ... Townsman (uncredited)
Norman Willis ... Gambler (uncredited)

Hank Worden ... Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by
James Edward Grant 
 
Writing credits
James Edward Grant (written by)

Produced by
Catalina Soler .... associate producer (uncredited)
John Wayne .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Richard Hageman 
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photography) (as Archie J. Stout)
 
Film Editing by
Harry Keller 
 
Production Design by
Ernst Fegté 
 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. 
Charles S. Thompson  (as Charles Thompson)
 
Costume Design by
Adele Palmer 
 
Makeup Department
Peggy Gray .... hair stylist
Bob Mark .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yakima Canutt .... second unit director
Harvey Dwight .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Victor B. Appel .... sound (as Vic Appel)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Lydecker .... special effects
Theodore Lydecker .... special effects
 
Stunts
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Graham .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
John Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Ben Johnson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Stoney .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Cy Feuer .... musical director
Herman Hand .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sid Davis .... stand-in: John Wayne (uncredited)
Catalina Lawrence .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Al Silverman .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
100 min | West Germany:95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:G (DVD rating) | Finland:K-12 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Portugal:M/6 | Sweden:15 (original rating) | Sweden:11 (re-rating) (1965) | Sweden:Btl (re-rating) (1961) | UK:U (passed with cuts) | UK:U (video rating) (1986) | USA:Approved (certificate #11847) | West Germany:12 (nf)
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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: Throughout the movie Wayne's hat changes from white to black back to white and then black again.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 sweatin', thinkin' it's me. His food won't sit well the rest of his life.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Apartment (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
Darling Nelly GraySee more »

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37 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Remarkably Underrated!!!, 8 November 1999
Author: mariposa-9 from Richmond, Ca

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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