Angel and the Badman is a 1947 American Western film written and directed by James Edward Grant and starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey and Bruce Cabot. The film is about an injured gunfighter who is nursed back to health by a Quaker girl and her family whose way of life influences him and his violent ways. Angel and the Badman was the first film Wayne produced as well as starred in, and was a departure for this genre at the time it was released. Writer-director James Edward Grant was Wayne’s frequent screenwriting collaborator.
In 1975, the film entered the public domain in the USA due to the copyright claimants failure to renew the copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.
Angel and the Badman
Directed by James Edward Grant
Produced by John Wayne
Written by James Edward Grant
Starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot
Music by Richard Hageman
Cinematography Archie J. Stout
Edited by Harry Keller
Production company Republic Pictures, John Wayne productions
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release dates February 15, 1947
Running time 100 minutes
Country United States