Angel and the Badman
Angel and the Badman (1947)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 15, 1947
DVD Release Date: October 14, 1999
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David N. Butterworth

With its stunning Flagstaff, Arizona locations and a breezy tone, the John Wayne-produced "Angel and the Badman" is a delightful mix of romance and action, with excellent chemistry between the leads.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Genteel Western.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

One of Wayne's top B efforts; an offbeat love story that works as a romance as well as a Western. Russell is luminous.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
One of the best of Wayne's Westerns and for the curious reason that in it the Duke goes from one tough hombre to ... to a farmer (?!?). Injured man on the… More
Deb S
This is a leisurely paced tale of an outlaw (John Wayne) who is befriended by a Quaker family, becomes ensnared by a Quaker girl (Gail Russell) and struggles to… More
Tim Salmons
Pretty good western about a man who sees the error of his ways, but the slow pace of the thing kind of kills it. Thankfully it has John Wayne, Bruce Cabot, and… More
jay nixon
Decent western with a good redemption theme, John Wayne is more thoughtful than usual and Gail Russell is lovely with a wonderful quiet strength that she… More