Olive Films has announced that addition of the romantic western Angel and the Badman to their upcoming slate of Blu-ray releases. The film was written and directed by James Edward Grant and starred John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot, and Lee Dixon. Angel and the Badman will be available for purchase online and in stores beginning on July 30th.
In the film, when Quirt Evans (Wayne) is wounded outside the home of a Quaker family, he is taken in and nursed back to health, with particular attention paid to him by their sheltered yet attractive daughter. Evans is enticed by the family’s pacifist ways, but his outlaw past soon catches up with him. This is the first Western made by Wayne in the role of producer, after the studio set him up with his own production company. Angel and the Badman was released in February of 1947.
Olive Films has not released any details concerning the exact tech specs and special features that will be included with the disc.