APR 12, 2012 Kathmandu – Searching for antique and old days drama became my passion these days, i just searched “old Hollywood movies” on Youtube and came a cross this movie acted by John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot which was released in the year 1947. Here is the full Movie to watch and send us your comments or reviews.
Story About the Movie Angel and the Badman:
Angel and the Badman is a 1947 black-and-white Western film, starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey and Bruce Cabot which examines the ability of a shoot to renounce violence. This film, which was the first one Wayne produced as well as starred in, was a radical departure for this genre at the time it was released. The film was directed by Wayne’s frequent screenwriter James Edward Grant.
The notorious shootist and womanizer Quirt Evans’ (John Wayne) horse collapses as he passes a Quaker family’s home. Quirt has been wounded and the kindly family takes him in and nurses him back to health against the advice of others.
The handsome Evans quickly attracts the affections of their beautiful but sheltered daughter, Penelope (Gail Russell). He develops an affection for the family but his troubled past follows him there, both outlaws and the law.
Evans falls for Penelope and begins to assimilate her pacifist lifestyle. However, the tug of his old ways is very strong and so he vacillates back and forth. He is finally forced to examine his character after his violent actions bring harm to an innocent person.
This movie is the point of departure for two other successful “fish out of water” movies, the 1985 Witness starring Harrison Ford and the 2003 The Outsider starring Tim Daly and Naomi Watts, both of which have a similar story line.
John Wayne – Quirt Evans
Gail Russell – Penelope Worth
Harry Carey – 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 (billed as Olin Howlin)
John Halloran – Thomas Worth
Joan Barton – Lila Neal
Craig Woods – Ward Withers
Marshall Reed – Nelson
Symona Boniface – Dance Hall Madam (uncredited)
The film was remade in 2009 by Terry Ingram, following the same plot as the original but with more attention to historical accuracy. The remake features John Wayne’s grandson Brendan as Quirt’s sidekick.
Cast Lou Diamond Philips as Quirt Evans Deborah Kara Unger as Temperance Luke Perry as Laredo Terence Kelly as Thomas Merrilyn Gann as Virginia Gig Morton as John Michael Teagan as Telegraph Operator John Tench as Hondo Scott McNeil as Auburn Don Thompson as Doc Johnson Brendan Wayne as Randy Winston Rekert as Sam Gary Chalk as Steve Carson Jennifer Copping as Margaret Malanie Papalia Sandy Johnson Gail Russell (September 21, 1924 — August 26, 1961) was an American film and television actress.
She was born Elizabeth L. Russell to George and Gladys (Barnet) Russell in Chicago, Illinois, and then moved to the Los Angeles, California, area when she was a teenager. Russell’s extraordinary beauty brought her to the attention of Paramount Pictures in 1942. Although she was almost clinically shy and had no acting experience, Paramount had great expectations for her and employed an acting coach to work with her.
At the age of 19 she appeared in her first film, Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour (1943). Russell appeared in several more films in the early and mid 1940s, the most notable being The Uninvited (1944) with Ray Milland and Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944), in which she co-starred with Diana Lynn. Russell later appeared in the more popular films Calcutta (1947) with Alan Ladd and the two with John Wayne, Angel and the Badman (1947) and Wake of the Red Witch (1948).
Source of information: Wikipedia