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!
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[Bradley has come into the saloon and tells Laredo that Quirt's waiting for him. Laredo gets up and pours himself a drink
Well, they say a cat's got nine lives. Maybe old Quirt's part cat.
He also said he was curious to know how much whiskey it would take... to build up your nerve to come out.
You're fixin' to get your ears pinned back.
There's a better pair of ears out in the street if you wanna pin somebody's ears back!
[hands the glass to Bradley
Here, you drink this.
Sure... if I don't have...
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Darling Nelly Gray
Written by Benjamin Russell Hamby (1833-1867)
Performed by Joan Barton
and Lee Dixon See more