Four decades before Harrison Ford portrayed a hardened man thrust into a pacifist world in 'Witness,'John Wayne played a similar role in 'Angel and the Badman.' Yet while Ford's character is a man of law and Wayne's is lawless, both men come to find that living among the peaceable is no easy task.

In 1947, John Wayne's star was shining brightly enough that he decided to take his first stab at producing a film. 'Angel and the Badman' was the result. Although it doesn't rank up there with 'The Searchers,''True Grit' or 'Rio Bravo' as a great Wayne movie, it is a competent piece of filmmaking set among the picturesque buttes of Monument Valley, Arizona.
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