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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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Writer:
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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Quaker Family Values 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:
It was the first motion picture produced by John Wayne's production company, Patnel Productions.It also was Wayne's first producing effort for Republic.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The doctor at one point mentions "living in a never never land," an obvious reference to Peter Pan. However, the play did not see its first performance in London until 1904, and the novel was not published until 1911. There is no way anyone living on the 19th-century American frontier could know of Peter Pan's home.See more »
Quotes:
Bradley:So that's Quirt Evans. He's quite a man with the gals. He's closed the eyes of many a man... and opened the eyes of many a woman.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of John Wayne (2007) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Darling Nelly GraySee more »

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32 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Quaker Family Values, 16 May 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The Angel and the Badman is a milestone film in the career of John Wayne. It was the first film in which he had a substantial role behind the camera. My guess is that he must have lobbied Herbert J. Yates at Republic films for some creative control and Yates gave in to his studio's biggest moneymaker.

Though Wayne at times didn't have the best judgment in regard to his own personal projects, The Angel and the Badman is a winner in every way and doesn't get near enough credit for the work it is except from Wayne partisans.

Wayne plays young gun hand Quirt Evans, a most feared man in the territory, who wounded falls in the hands of a Quaker family who nurses him back to health. Wayne starts eying pretty daughter Gail Russell.

Pretty soon under her influence Wayne starts questioning the direction his life's been going in. Of course the Quakers do cheat a little on this question themselves. Though they don't believe in violence, the Duke's reputation as a gun hand comes in mighty handy in settling at least one neighborly dispute with Paul Hurst.

My favorite scene in the film and one of Wayne's best in all his films also involves his reputation. When Bruce Cabot and two henchmen find him at the Quaker home, Wayne runs one terrific bluff holding them off with an empty gun. This was the first time Wayne and Cabot worked together. In the sixties Cabot became a regular in Wayne films.

Angel and the Badman also has two other Wayne attempted reclamation projects. Gail Russell was one of the most beautiful women ever on the silver screen. She had a lot of tragedy in her life and died young. Wayne at one point gave her the lead in a film Seven Men from Now that he was producing, but not starring in, with Randolph Scott. She gave a good performance, but a lot of substance abuse had taken its toll.

Paul Hurst later on got a pay day from Wayne in Big Jim McLain in a scene he portrayed from a wheelchair. He was terminally ill with cancer and in fact took his own life shortly afterwards. The money was no doubt needed for Hurst's medical expenses.

Later on in McLintock Wayne said in one scene he doesn't give jobs, he hires men (and women). This was his idea of charity and something that never gets talked about enough by people, even some of Wayne's most devoted fans.

As this was his first film as producer, I have no doubt that the Duke wanted Harry Carey, the man he patterned his cowboy image after in this film. One of Carey's best screen performances as the "patient" federal marshal who's waiting for Cabot and Wayne to shoot it out so he can hang the winner.

Wayne's good friend James Edward Grant wrote and directed the film. Later on Frank Capra disparaged Grant as a bad influence on Wayne when they quarreled during the filming of Circus World. Grant did write some of the more conservative on Wayne's films. But I certainly can't fault anything he did in The Angel and the Badman.

In fact it's a winner in just about every respect. Even some Wayne haters might like this one.

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