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... Written by
He lived only for revenge...She lived only for his love!
Did You Know?
It was the first motion picture produced by John Wayne's production company, Patnel Productions.It also was Wayne's first producing effort for Repulic. See more
In the next to the last scene in the movie where the Marshal (Harry Carey) shoots Hondo and Laredo, he kills them with two rapid shots before they can shoot. In the reverse it shows the Marshal cocking his lever action rifle. It would be impossible to fire two shots so rapidly if you had to lever the rifle between shots. See more
But of course if you're determined to watch over him, Penny, perhaps you'd better take a pencil and paper with you. His first conscious words should be recorded. They may be of great interest to history... or more possibly to the United States Marshal! Who knows what violence is involved with his battered frame and his bullet holes.
Darling Nelly Gray
Written by Benjamin Russell Hamby (1833-1867)
Performed by Joan Barton
and Lee Dixon See more