Category: Movies Made in Sedona
Created: Sunday, 29 May 2016 16:13
One of my favorite movies that was made in Sedona is “Angel and the Badman.” This was the first film that John Wayne starred in and produced. Republic let him start producing, because they feared losing him to another studio. His co-star was Gail Russell. The supporting cast included Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot, Irene Rich and Lee Dixon. James Edward Grant wrote the screen play and directed. The filming started the middle of April and continued until late June of 1946. The film premiered in February of 1947.
In the film, John Wayne is Quirk Evans, the ‘badman,’ who is nursed back to health by a Quaker family after being shot and falling from his horse. As he recuperates he learns about the family’s moral values and religious beliefs. Of course, a romance starts with the daughter, Penny, played by Gail Russell. Quirk’s friend, Randy McCall, played by Lee Dixon, shows up and Quirk tries to return to his previous life, but is drawn back to Penny and her simpler life style. Harry Carey plays Marshal Wistful McClintock. The film was well received, even though it was a little different than other westerns of the time.
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