Quotation by Leigh Brackett

Cole Thornton: What happened?
Nelse McLeod: What usually happens to a man—a woman. Seems like he tangled with some wanderin' petticoat. He's been drunk ever since.
Leigh Brackett (1915–1978), U.S. screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Cole Thornton (John Wayne), Nelse McLeod (Christopher George), El Dorado (1966).

explaining the recent fate of Thornton's friend, Sheriff J.P. Harrah (Robert Mitchum). From The Novel The Stars in Their Courses by Harry Brown.
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