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Angel and the Badman
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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 synopsis »
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The most romantic of John Wayne's many films, and one of my favorites. See more (42 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)
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)
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Directed by
James Edward Grant 
 
Writing credits
James Edward Grant (written by)

Produced by
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:
The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Penny wheels the wagon around to pick up Quirt at the beginning of the movie, you can see an extra set of reins coming out of a small "window" that is visible below the wagon seat where the actual wagon driver (the stunt driver) is controlling the team of horses.See more »
Quotes:
[Dr. Mangrum and Mrs. Worth are discussing the recuperating Quirt Evans]
Dr. Mangrum:Once, when I was studying medicine in Europe, I had a friend - an artist. He drew portraits of people and made them resemble the animals they reminded him of. He'd have drawn this man as a coiled cobra.
Mrs. Worth:Ho ho ho, Doctor, you're analogy is terribly imperfect and your naturalism faulty. Cobras don't coil.
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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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46 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
The most romantic of John Wayne's many films, and one of my favorites., 31 August 2001
Author: countryway_48864 from United States

A man on horseback races across the arid landscape. His horse faulters and throws the man. This is how The Angel and The Badman begins.

Wayne is Quirt Evans, a man with a past. He is rescued by beautiful Gail Russell, a Quaker girl with a strong, silent father and a marvelous, generous mother who makes donuts and cakes that melt in your mouth, but according to her are, "not very good, the flour you know...".

Poor Quirt never has a chance. He is healed body and soul by this devoted family. But not before he must taste his old way of life one more time, which leads to a dramatic conclusion.

John Wayne never looked better on film then in The Angel and The Badman. In one scene, he wakes from a coma, hears a noise, gropes for his gun, which is under the pillow and rises, gun in hand to face a startled and stunning Russell. The sight of John Wayne, shirtless, his hair un-combed and his gorgeous, almost purple eyes taking in the lovely lady in front of him, is something no woman from 6 to 106 should miss. If you are a fan already and have seen this delightful film, you know what I mean. If you are new to John Wayne, check to one out and fall in love.

Harry Carey plays the Marshal of the territory who keeps track of Quirt, not completely convinced of his conversion, until the surprising climax. Carey's quiet authority is wonderful to watch, and his sly humor a tonic.

The Dr. here over-plays his role, but he can be forgiven. The neighbor who has denied water to the Quaker settlement but is convinced by Quirt(without the force of his famous gun), to "be a good neighbor" and remove the top two boards holding back the water that used to flow into flums and irrigation ditches, is a real old west character. Films today just don't use actors with faces like his any longer. Too bad.

Yes indeed, The Angel and The Badman is a wonderful, old fashioned film. The kind they don't make any longer, but should.

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