Gail Russell co-stars in writer-director James Edward Grant's 1947 western.
Free for you to view on You Tube: Angel and the Badman, writer-director James Edward Grant’s classic 1947 western, produced by and starring John Wayne.
The Duke plays Quirt Evans, a notorious gunslinger who’s sorely tempted to hang up his shootin’ irons when he falls in love with a lovely young Quaker woman (Gail Russell). Unfortunately, his conversion to non-violence may be short-lived: Two pistol-packing varmints from Evans’ past are bound and determined to make sure our hero doesn’t have much of a future.
Angel and the Badman was one of several collaborations between Wayne and Grant. Among Grant’s other screenwriting credits: Sands of Iwo Jima, Flying Leathernecks, Hondo, The Alamo, The Comancheros and McLintock!