Angel and the Badman

1947 American western starring John Wayne, Gail Russell among others. Quirt Evans (John Wayne) comes to Worth’s farm in an injured state. The Worth family who are Quakers who believe in non violence tend to him and nurse him to health. Their daughter Penelope (Gail Russell) develops fond feelings for him. But Quirt has a past to catch up with and that past comes back to the Worth ranch to settle the dues. Against him are a bunch of no gooders who steal cattle and loot. Exciting second half of the movie when matters start stirring up. Excellent action scenes involving the horses and riders in rough country. Some great chase sequences there. Cinematography is quite brilliant for a movie made in 1947. The movie was originally made in black and white but somebody put colour into it through artificial intelligence and it has come out very well. John Wayne looks old and jaded in the movie while Gail Russell looked fresh. It was a pity that Gail Russell had such a short and tragic life.

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