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Topeka (1953)

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69 min | Western

After a series of bank robberies, Jim Levering (Bill Elliott) as Wild Bill Elliott) and his gang decide to hide out for awhile in Deer Creek where bard-and-casino owner Mack Wilson (Harry Lauter)) is the overlord. Wilson runs a protection ...See moreAfter a series of bank robberies, Jim Levering (Bill Elliott) as Wild Bill Elliott) and his gang decide to hide out for awhile in Deer Creek where bard-and-casino owner Mack Wilson (Harry Lauter)) is the overlord. Wilson runs a protection racket and the town merchants have to pay him to keep operating. Jim moves in, planning to eventually take over Wilson's racket for himself. He and his men whip Wilson's gang and all but drive them out of the town and territory, and Jim wins the respect of the community. When he is made sheriff, he and his pal Ray Hammond (Rick Vallin)) decide to keep going straight. The rest of Jim's old gang join Wilson's outfit and proceed to loot the town. Jim and Ray go into action and the outlaws are either killed or jailed. The townspeople petition the governor for a pardon for both of them. Written by Les Adams See less
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Milton Raison (original screenplay) (as Milton R. Raison)
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Updated Aug 9, 1953

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Aug 9, 1953 (United States)

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22 cast members
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Bill Elliott
Jim Levering (as Wild Bill Elliott) Jim Levering (as Wild Bill Elliott)   See fewer
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Phyllis Coates
Marian Harrison Marian Harrison   See fewer
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Rick Vallin
Ray Hammond Ray Hammond   See fewer
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Fuzzy Knight
Pop Harrison Pop Harrison   See fewer
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John James
Marv Ronsom Marv Ronsom   See fewer
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Denver Pyle
Jonas Bailey Jonas Bailey   See fewer
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Dick Crockett
Will Peters Will Peters   See fewer
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Harry Lauter
Mack Wilson Mack Wilson   See fewer
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Dale Van Sickel
Henchman Jake Manning Henchman Jake Manning   See fewer
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Ted Mapes
Henchman Cully Henchman Cully   See fewer
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Henry Rowland
Cheated Gambler Cheated Gambler   See fewer
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Edward Clark
Banker Corley Banker Corley   See fewer
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I. Stanford Jolley
Doc Mason (as Stanford Jolley) Doc Mason (as Stanford Jolley)   See fewer
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Bob Burns
Banker (uncredited) Banker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forest Burns
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Coontz
Bill (uncredited) Bill (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard P. Geer
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Whitey Hughes
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Noel
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Price
Bank Teller (uncredited) Bank Teller (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Sowards
George (uncredited) George (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Vallon
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 23 votes