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Angel and the Badman (1947)
Drama, Classic
 
One of John Wayne's most mystical films, Angel and the Badman is also the first production that Wayne personally produced. The star plays a wounded outlaw who is sheltered by a Quaker family. Attracted to the family's angelic daughter Gail Russell, the hard-bitten Wayne undergoes a slow and subtle character transformation; still, he is obsessed with killing the man (Bruce Cabot) who murdered his foster father. The storyline traces not only the regeneration of Wayne, but of the single-minded sheriff (Harry Carey) who'd previously been determined to bring Wayne to justice. Not a big hit in 1947, Angel and the Badman has since become the most frequently telecast of John Wayne's Republic films, thanks to its lapse into Public Domain status in 1974.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Rated No Rating .
 
Cast: John Wayne, Irene Rich, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot, Gail Russell
Produced by: John Wayne
Directed by: James Edward Grant
Written by: James Edward Grant
Running time: 1hr 40min
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