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Angel and the Badman
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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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Director:
Writer:
James Edward Grant (written by)
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Release Date:
15 February 1947 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Very highly recommended 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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Trivia:
In the opening scene composer Richard Hageman reuses music he originally wrote for the wartime thriller, Paris Calling (1941) with Basil Rathbone.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the next to the last scene in the movie where the Marshal (Harry Carey) shoots Hondo and Laredo, he kills them with two rapid shots before they can shoot. In the reverse it shows the Marshal cocking his lever action rifle. It would be impossible to fire two shots so rapidly if you had to lever the rifle between shots.See more »
Quotes:
[Bradley has come into the saloon and tells Laredo that Quirt's waiting for him. Laredo gets up and pours himself a drink]
Laredo Stevens:Well, they say a cat's got nine lives. Maybe old Quirt's part cat.
Bradley:He also said he was curious to know how much whiskey it would take... to build up your nerve to come out.
Hondo Jeffries:You're fixin' to get your ears pinned back.
Laredo Stevens:There's a better pair of ears out in the street if you wanna pin somebody's ears back!
[hands the glass to Bradley]
Laredo Stevens:Here, you drink this.
Bradley:Sure... if I don't have to stand near ya.
Laredo Stevens:Come on.
Hondo Jeffries:I wonder if that sharpshootin' marshal's around town?
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Little Bit DifferentSee more »

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40 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Very highly recommended, 19 September 2003
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

Fun movie about a cowboy named Quirt (John Wayne) who is wants to reform his ways after he meets a sweet Quaker girl. When he is shot, the Quaker family takes care of him, and after he wakes up the daughter (Gail Russell) falls in love with him. It's goofy and cliché, sure, but there's a really fine movie to be found in the familiar setup. Writer/director Grant create many good vignettes. There are several wonderful supporting characters who add a lot of worth to the proceedings, including Harry Carey as a marshall, Lee Dixon as one of Quirt's friends and old partners in crime, Tom Powers as the local, scientific, atheist doctor, and Olin Howlin as the town telegrapher. Howlin's character is pure comic relief, very humorously claiming a long friendship with Quirt, though he only saw him once when he was almost unconscious. Then Carey's character is wryly comedic: as the marshall, he's constantly stalking Quirt. He's sure that someday he'll get to hang the guy, and he harps on it constantly. The chemistry between Wayne and Russell adds an unexpected poignancy to the film. The scene where the two pick blackberries is simply beautiful, and their wordless climactic exchange is perfectly performed. Good action sequences, as well. 9/10.

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