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, All Movie Guide.
ANGEL AND THE BADMAN:
In this offbeat western, silver screen legend John Wayne portrays Quirt Evans, a gunslinger who lives with a kindly Quaker family, and under the care of Penelope Worth (Gail Russell), Evans is nursed back to health. Penelope confounds the outlaw's preconceived notions of what it means to be a Quaker, and despite their clash of cultures, the two begin a romance. As both sides learn from each other, Evans soon realizes that he will have to choose between his life of danger and violence, or the simple world in which Penelope lives. But when the young lady is suddenly placed in danger, and Evans is forced into a showdown, he finds the choice may have already been made for him!
DVD in good condition.