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...
The dramatic story of a girl in a man's world who taught a killer the real meaning of love!
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Did You Know?
would later star in two films where his eponymous character carried the name of characters from this movie: Hondo
(1953) and McLintock!
(1963). See more
When Quirt pushes between the men at the bar, the bartender pours him a drink and then leaves. The owner then arrives asking for some calm. As Quirt leaves the bar, the bar owner can be heard from behind the Baker brothers still imploring them not to fight, but it is the bartender who can be seen. See more
[Carson is getting ready to mount and leave the Worth farm with his baskets of baked goods
Hold my plunder while I get aboard, will ya?
You know, Mrs. Worth is gonna keep me supplied in pies and I'm gonna bring her over a quarter of beef now and then. Finally come to an understandin' with my neighbors.
You sure did.
Oh, well, course, you know I was just scared to death when I made that speech to them people. I'm glad you made me do it. makes me feel good. Adios, amigo.
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Darling Nelly Gray
Written by Benjamin Russell Hanby
(as Benjamin Russell Hamby (1833-1867))
Performed by Joan Barton
and Lee Dixon See more