Notorious gunman Quirt Evans is wounded and on the run. He arrives at a Quaker farm owned by Thomas Worth and his family where he collapses from exhaustion. Evans asks Thomas and his daughter Penelope to drive him into town in their wagon in order to send an urgent telegram. The telegram contains a land claim and is sent to the land recorder's office. The Quaker family is ignoring the town doctor's advice to rid themselves of the gunfighter and they compassionately tend to the delirious Evans. Penny Worth becomes intrigued by his ravings of past loves.When Evans regains consciousness, Penny explains to him about the Quaker credo of non-violence and way of life. Three weeks later, two desperadoes, Laredo Stevens and Hondo Jeffries, ride into town looking for Evans.Penny's younger brother, Johnny, rushes home to inform Evans of his visitors and Evans prepares to flee. Penny, now smitten with Evans, offers to run off with him. Upon hearing the sound of approaching horses, Evans grabs his...
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It was the first motion picture produced by John Wayne
's production company, Patnel Productions. It also was Wayne's first producing effort for Republic. See more
In one scene a hand-cranked ice cream maker is used. As the farm is at the edge of Monument Valley, the availability of ice in that location and time period would have been virtually nil. See more
[Dr. Mangrum has been tending to Penny after the accident with the wagon; he takes a bottle from his buggy, drinks, and offers the bottle to Quirt
[no response from Quirt
It's amazing the varied uses to which men put alcohol. To each different individual it's either a stimulant, a depressant or an anodine. Just now I'm using it as an anodine.
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The practice of medicine is one of the most infuriating professions known to man. It takes thirty years of experience to teach ...
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Darling Nelly Gray
Written by Benjamin Russell Hanby
(as Benjamin Russell Hamby (1833-1867))
Performed by Joan Barton
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