Angel and the Badman

Synopsis: Notorious gunman Quirt Evans is wounded and on the run. He arrives at a Quaker farm owned by Thomas Worth and his family where he collapses from exhaustion. Evans asks Thomas and his daughter Penelope to drive him into town in their wagon in order to send an urgent telegram. The telegram contains a land claim and is sent to the land recorder's office. The Quaker family is ignoring the town doctor's advice to rid themselves of the gunfighter and they compassionately tend to the delirious Evans. Penny Worth becomes intrigued by his ravings of past loves.When Evans regains consciousness, Penny explains to him about the Quaker credo of non-violence and way of life. Three weeks later, two desperadoes, Laredo Stevens and Hondo Jeffries, ride into town looking for Evans.Penny's younger brother, Johnny, rushes home to inform Evans of his visitors and Evans prepares to flee. Penny, now smitten with Evans, offers to run off with him. Upon hearing the sound of approaching horses, Evans grabs his
Genre: Romance, Western
Director(s): James Edward Grant
Production: Republic Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

He couldnt go on

nor could you... are injured man.

Let us take you into the house.

I gotta go on.

to the Telegraph station.

We will take you.


Sorry, closed down for the night.

I know, but this is urgent...

No. Come out of there, you!

Cant go against the schedule.

Closed down.

Cant you make this one exception?

- No.

- get in here.

- What?

Bring a light with you.

You cant do this to me.

I wont stand for it!

...the Union of Pacific wont stand for it.

Night prowling round here, like this.

You got your ball busted my office.

Who do you think you are anyway?

My keys closed down for tonight.

You can write it,

but I wont send it anyway.

Here let me!

Territorial Recorders office,

Fort Ladsy.


...on plots 234... 235.

Chart it anytime,

record my name...

...thats all.

- How shall I sign?

Quirt Evans.

All sent, Mr. Evans.

Why! He ain't dead? Is he?

No just knocked out!

Thats Quirt Evans...

Look at his gun, see how many

notches he has got in his gun?

Not any that I can see

sure aint going to touch it to find out

might wake up and take it in the wrong way.

he was deputy of Wyatt Earp in Tombstone.

...the two of them shot it out the

whole Clanton bunch.

Thats Quirt Evans...

...he is quite a man with the gals...

.it says he closed the eyes of many a man

...wouldnt rise of many women.

Would you call my father please?

Yes! Mam...

Where are you taking him?

- To the wagon, taking him home.

Quirt Evans?


I will have a black powder bomb in my house.

Heavy, aint he?

I know of a dozen men riding night and day catch Quirt Evans helpless like this.

I am worried about you people...

...I know you dont believe in guns or anything

like that, only doing good

...take my advice

Stay pretty far away from Mr. Quirt Evans.

Thank you very much for your advice.


Good night.

So long, Quirt.

That Quirt Evans

is surely something.

Quirt Evans?

You know him?

Do I know Quirt Evans!

Do I know Quirt Evans?

What a question!

No... No...

If that doesnt quiet him...

I dont know what will?

...never get that bullet out of him

kicking his arms like that.

I am afraid to give him any more sedative,

he has already had enough.

Please be quiet... the doctor...

He cant hear you.

What do you suppose that?

delirious mind is searching for?

He must be in great pain

- Not that much with the amount of laud ram in him.

As if he was reaching for something.

Something specific.

I dont understand.

By now he should be completely inert.


Thomas, how is the young man?

- Delirious.

A gun in this house, Thomas?

Please put these back in the gun belt...

Maybe we got to get him something

to tie him down.

Are you crazy?

- Its empty.

That was it. A Gun.

- Its a pity.

Its stupid! These wild ones

I keep pulling bullets out of them

...and setting their bones, why?

Its their destiny to wind up on boot hill.


I forgot! Never speak evil, Eh!

Well, get me some more hot water

young lady.

Start patching him up for

whatever is in store for him?

Come on, help me with his boot.


- Yes?

Tell me again.

What Dear?

- Oh, about meeting father?

You have heard that a thousand times.

He was working on the Rail road union house.

...he fell off, and I picked him up

out of the dust and held him in my arm.

He always said that I hugged him

before I even knew his name.

And you both knew right away?

- Of course.

Of course I knew he was a peaceful man....

...a member of the society.

An evil man will seek a more profitable

way of life

...than being a member of the "Friends".

Father, had a beard then, didnt he?

- Yes.

I should think that would scratch...

I prefer a man clean shaved.

He is got the constitution of a mountain lion.

He will pull through.

Barring blood poisoning.

These wild ones

never seem to get blood poisoning...

...though its common enough among the Godly.

You so called Atheists. You always feel so compelled to stretch your Godlessness.

Wash him. The bullets out.

He is in no danger.

I bet he killed a lot of people.

- No, he didnt.

How do you know?

- Thats enough, John...

...'friend' doesnt speak of such things.

Mrs. Worth, get that man out of here.

But he is badly injured, doctor.

This isnt civilized Pennsylvania...

...this is the raw frontier.

You must take a realistic attitude.

This is the place where mayhem,

theft and murder are the common place...

...instead of the unusual.

Would that justify leaving a wounded man to die?

Build a house on the side of a road

and tend to a man.

He who believes.

I dont mind your mocking

you have been a good friend to us.

I am glad I have a logical mind.

and a good heart:

Goodnight, doctor.


Still having delirious spells.

Keeps mumbling about his past.

...I am afraid he has had a very violent life.

Margaret you are a nuisance.

Lets call it off, Margaret.

I have got places to go and

country to put behind.

Sure, sure, alright.

Lila, Lila,


Will you bring some hot coffee, Penny?

Here the doctor says that he is

completely out of danger.

Just sleeping

You know Doctor...

...Penny considers him her own personal patient.

-Sit down.

Will you bring some milk dear?

And when you finish you can go up

and watch him

He doesnt need watching. He has

no temperature in the past few days.

...just a superlatively healthy animal.

Rate this script:4.0 / 1 vote

James Edward Grant

James Edward Grant (July 2, 1905 – February 19, 1966) was an American short story writer and screenwriter who contributed to more than fifty films between 1935 and 1971. He collaborated with John Wayne on twelve projects, starting with Angel and the Badman (which he also directed) in 1947 through Circus World in 1964. Support Your Local Gunfighter was released in 1971, five years after his death. more…

All James Edward Grant scripts | James Edward Grant Scripts

1 fan

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Angel and the Badman" STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 22 May 2024. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!


    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.