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Bill Elliot emulates his idol William S. Hart in the superior western Topeka. Elliot plays the archetypal Good Bad Man, hired to kick the crooked element out of a small town. A hard-drinking, hard-living man, Elliot entertains thoughts of taking over the town himself for the benefit of his own gang. After several reels of soul-searching, Elliot decides to honor his promise to clean up the town for its decent citizens. Evidently director Thomas Carr rented a camera crane for this Allied Artists production, since the camera performs remarkable calisthenics, the kind not normally seen in a medium-budget western.

  1. Thomas Carr


  2. Milton Raison


Top Billed Cast

  1. Bill Elliott

    Bill Elliott

    Jim Levering (as Wild Bill Elliott)

  2. Phyllis Coates

    Phyllis Coates

    Marian Harrison

  3. Rick Vallin

    Rick Vallin

    Ray Hammond

  4. Fuzzy Knight

    Fuzzy Knight

    Pop Harrison

  5. John James

    John James

    Marv Ronsom

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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 9, 1953


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 9m

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