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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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Release Date:
15 February 1947 (USA) See more »
He lived only for revenge...She lived only for his love!
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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Quirt and the Quakers...what a combo!!! See more (45 total) »


  (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
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)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
100 min | West Germany:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Quirt Evans:I thought you weren't allowed to work on Sunday.
Penelope Worth:Oh, Quirt, there's nothing we're not allowed to do. It's just that we don't believe in doing what we know is wrong.
Quirt Evans:Well, that makes it pretty much each fella's own guess.
Penelope Worth:But each fella knows inside.
Quirt Evans:Well, there's a lot of gents I wouldn't want to give that much leeway to.
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Angel and the Bad Man (2009) (TV)See more »
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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Quirt and the Quakers...what a combo!!!, 3 July 2000
Author: ( from Houston, Texas

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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