Angel and the Badman is a 1947 American Western film written and directed by James Edward Grant and starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey and Bruce Cabot. The film is about an injured gunfighter who is nursed back to health by a Quaker girl and her family whose way of life influences him and his violent ways.
When John Ford directed The Searchers in 1956, he could not have known that he was making one of the greatest films of all time. The story of a man's relentless search for his abducted niece, played by Natalie Wood
In 1956, Wayne filed the movie The Conqueror. It was filmed in Utah, downwind of one of Nevada’s nuclear test sites. A total of 91 out of the 220 people involved in the movie would die of cancer. This includes John Wayne, director Dick Powell, and every leading supporting cast member, but that number does not include extras or people involved in the filming of the movie.