John Carroll is much more effective than your review indicates. If he were not, the film would be unwatchable, not the opposite. He carries the narrative. Low-budget, yes, but warm and human as well.
Angel in Exile
Time Out saysLow-budget drama about an ex-con who travels to Mexico to regain his hidden loot of gold, only to undergo a character transformation under the influence of a good woman and the local peasants who acclaim him as a saint. Carroll makes a wooden lead, but the supporting cast and Dwan's fluency with narrative (Ford took over direction for a week while he was ill) make it watchable.