John Wayne’s Leading Ladies: Gail Russell

Gail Russell: Angel and the Badman

With her mesmerizing stare and kind demeanor, The Uninvited star, Gail Russell, wins over John Wayne’s heart in the 1947 film Angel and the Badman. Perhaps, it’s the story of opposites attract that make us root for love to win in the end, but the way The Duke and Russell look at each other feels authenticThe pair’s chemistry didn’t go unnoticed, and they starred in Wake of the Red Witch together the following year.