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Angel and the Badman (1947)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 15 February 1947 (USA)
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.

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James Edward Grant
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Stephen Grant ... Johnny Worth
Tom Powers ... Dr. Mangram
Paul Hurst ... Frederick Carson
Olin Howland ... Bradley (as Olin Howlin)
John Halloran John Halloran ... Thomas Worth
Joan Barton ... Lila Neal
Craig Woods Craig Woods ... Ward Withers
Marshall Reed ... Nelson
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Storyline

Notorious gunman Quirt Evans is wounded and on the run. He arrives at a Quaker farm owned by Thomas Worth and his family where he collapses from exhaustion. Evans asks Thomas and his daughter Penelope to drive him into town in their wagon in order to send an urgent telegram. The telegram contains a land claim and is sent to the land recorder's office. The Quaker family is ignoring the town doctor's advice to rid themselves of the gunfighter and they compassionately tend to the delirious Evans. Penny Worth becomes intrigued by his ravings of past loves.When Evans regains consciousness, Penny explains to him about the Quaker credo of non-violence and way of life. Three weeks later, two desperadoes, Laredo Stevens and Hondo Jeffries, ride into town looking for Evans.Penny's younger brother, Johnny, rushes home to inform Evans of his visitors and Evans prepares to flee. Penny, now smitten with Evans, offers to run off with him. Upon hearing the sound of approaching horses, Evans grabs his... Written by nufs68

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Taglines:

He lived only for revenge...She lived only for his love! See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gun See more »

Filming Locations:

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,070,000, 31 December 1947
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A "quirt" is a two pronged short whip that is used by cowboys to move cattle while being herded. It has nothing to do with the first five letters on a typewriter keyboard. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie Wayne's hat changes from white to black back to white and then black again. See more »

Quotes

Quirt Evans: Funny thing about pancakes: I lose my appetite for 'em after the first couple a dozen.
Mrs. Worth: Aw, they weren't very good this morning... too heavy.
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Also available in a colorized version. See more »

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Featured in Man in the Chair (2007) See more »

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A Little Bit Different
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Written by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent
Performed by Joan Barton
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Romantic western.Gail Russel is outstanding, Wayne at his best
12 August 2006 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

As this film was not directed by John Ford or Howard Hawks, it is not remembered as one of Wayne's best, but it certainly is. A romantic story about a gunfighter(Wayne ) who falls in love with a Quaker woman (Gail Russel), is almost surrendering himself to domesticity, then has a last go at his old lifestyle. What makes this film so good is the peculiar beauty, charm, and excellent performance of Gail Russel which has an incredible chemistry with Wayne at his best. She falls instantly in love with him when he shows up wounded at her ranch and you can feel it without her saying one word, just by her expression. Harry Carey who used to play cowboys in silent movies is the Marshal, a key character, and also Bruce Cabot(King Kong), who made many B westerns is the bad guy, Laredo.


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