Angel And The Badman (Goodtimes)
The Duke detours on the other side of the law in this Western directed by Oscar nominated screenwriter James Edward Grant (The Sheepman), with whom he later collaborated on a dozen more films. Badly wounded gunman Quirt Evans is taken in and nursed back to health by a beautiful and innocent Quaker girl, Penelope Worth (Wayne's Wake of the Red Witch co-star, Gail Russell), and her family. While it's love at first sight for her, the Society of Friends has its work cut out for it in changing Quirt's violent ways, especially with his old enemy, Laredo Stevens (Bruce Cabot), around to make trouble. After Laredo's larcenous activities nearly cost Penny her life, Quirt's better instincts will soon be put to the ultimate test in the tense final showdown of this unusual film, the first produced by Wayne himself.