Angel and the Badman (1947)
Director: James E. Grant
Actors: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot
Runtime: 99 min.
Quirt Evans (John Wayne) is a gunfighter with a bad reputation. When he gets wounded and a Quaker girl (Gail Russell) takes him in, he begins to examine his violent past and tries to renounce his evil ways.
Trivia: Angel & the Badman was the first film produced by John Wayne, it wasn't a big hit when it was released but it's the John Wayne movie that is most frequently shown on TV. Actor Bruce Cabot starred as Jack Driscoll in the original King Kong. Writer and Director James Edward Grant was a close friend of Wayne who also wrote screenplays for many other John Wayne films including The Alamo and McLintock. In 1958 he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay for his work on the movie The Sheepmen.