Angel and the Badman/Blue Steel [DVD]

From the Platinum Disc Corporation comes this collection of two Western classics starring the inimitable John Wayne. Angel and the Badman is a story of revenge that also finds The Duke as a gruff outlaw who softens up and falls for Gail Russell, while Blue Steel finds Wayne as an undercover marshal bent on rescuing a young woman played by Eleanor Hunt.
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Synopsis

Blue Steel
John Wayne once again goes undercover to catch a wanted outlaw in this average entry in his 1934-1935 Western series for Monogram Pictures. Wayne plays John Carruthers, a U.S. marshal, and his quarry is the Polka Dot Bandit, aka Danti (Yakima Canutt), who has taken off with a 4,000-dollar pay roll. As John soon learns, Danti is in the employ of Malgrove (Edward Peil Sr.), a supposedly upstanding citizen who is secretly trying to starve the good people of Yucca City. Unbeknownst to the townsfolk, a valuable ore runs right through the area and Malgrove is plotting to buy the land on the cheap. Blue Steel was produced at Hollywood's General Service Studios with exteriors filmed at Big Pine, CA. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

Angel and the Badman
One of John Wayne's most mystical films, Angel and the Badman is also the first production that Wayne personally produced. The star plays a wounded outlaw who is sheltered by a Quaker family. Attracted to the family's angelic daughter Gail Russell, the hard-bitten Wayne undergoes a slow and subtle character transformation; still, he is obsessed with killing the man (Bruce Cabot) who murdered his foster father. The storyline traces not only the regeneration of Wayne, but of the single-minded sheriff (Harry Carey) who'd previously been determined to bring Wayne to justice. Not a big hit in 1947, Angel and the Badman has since become the most frequently telecast of John Wayne's Republic films, thanks to its lapse into Public Domain status in 1974. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • John Wayne
    John Wayne - John Carruthers
  • Eleanor Hunt
    Eleanor Hunt - Betty Mason
  • George "Gabby" Hayes
    George "Gabby" Hayes - Sheriff Jake
  • Yakima Canutt
    Yakima Canutt - Danti, The Polka Dot Bandit
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    Edward Peil Sr. - Melgrove
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