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

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

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Details

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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Trivia

This movie entered the public domain in 1975, in the USA, due to the copyright holders failure to renew the copyright registration in the 28th year after publication. See more »

Goofs

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

Territorial Marshal Wistful McClintock: [after Marshal McClintock shoots Laredo and Hondo] Nothin' ever works out right. I had them dead to rights. They'd got the Baker stage - so I figured I'd watch the ruckus. You'd down them and I'd hang you. Sorta killing three 'hawks' with one stone, so to speak. Nothin'... nothin' ever works out right.
[Quirt picks up Penny and then sits in the back of the wagon with her on his lap]
Territorial Marshal Wistful McClintock: Well, I missed you again, Quirt. But I'm patient. It's only a matter of time and I hang you.
Quirt Evans: Not me, Mister. From ...
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Darling Nelly Gray
(uncredited)
Written by Benjamin Russell Hamby (1833-1867)
Performed by Joan Barton and Lee Dixon
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Quirt and the Quakers...what a combo!!!
3 July 2000 | by mctoomeySee all my reviews

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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