Angel and the Badman
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"One of Wayne's top B efforts; an offbeat love story that works as a romance as well as a Western. Russell is luminous."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"This black-and-white Western, which is Wayne's debut as producer, signals several elements of what would become the John Wayne iconic screen image, partly due to writer James Grant who was a frequent collaborator."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Genteel Western."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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