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Milton Raison (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 August 1953 (USA) See more »
HE TOOK TOPEKA'S BLAZING BEST...BLOCK BY BLOCK! (original poster-all caps) See more »
After a series of bank robberies, Jim Levering (Bill Elliott) as Wild Bill Elliott) and his gang... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Bill Elliott ... Jim Levering (as Wild Bill Elliott)
Phyllis Coates ... Marian Harrison
Rick Vallin ... Ray Hammond
Fuzzy Knight ... Pop Harrison
John James ... Marv Ronsom

Denver Pyle ... Jonas Bailey
Dick Crockett ... Will Peters
Harry Lauter ... Mack Wilson
Dale Van Sickel ... Henchman Jake Manning
Ted Mapes ... Henchman Cully
Henry Rowland ... Cheated Gambler
Edward Clark ... Banker Corley

I. Stanford Jolley ... Doc Mason (as Stanford Jolley)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Price ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
George Sowards ... Stage Driver (uncredited)
Michael Vallon ... Bartender (uncredited)
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Directed by
Thomas Carr 
Writing credits
Milton Raison (original screenplay) (as Milton R. Raison)

Produced by
Vincent M. Fennelly .... producer
Original Music by
Raoul Kraushaar 
Cinematography by
Ernest Miller 
Film Editing by
Sam Fields 
Set Decoration by
Ted Offenbecker  (as Theodore Offenbecker)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melville Shyer .... assistant director
Sound Department
Tom Lambert .... sound recording engineer (as Thomas Lambert)
Ted Mapes .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Rowland .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
Other crew
Emilie Ehrlich .... set continuity
Stanley Price .... dialogue supervisor

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69 min
Black and White (Sepiatone)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #16572)


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Not a bad gem., 14 March 2010

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I found this little B western in my "vault" today. I had it since several decades and almost forgot it. Directed by Thomas Carr, it tells the interesting story of a bunch of bank robbers, lead by Wild Bill Elliot -!!! who cross states such as Iowa, Nebraska before arriving in Topeka TX, a little town which are under the rule of racketeers, outlaws too. And guess the following...The people of Topeka, ignoring the actual activities of Elliot and his friends, propose them to protect the community from the bad men who put the town under their rule.

Some among you may say that we have already seen that before. And they would be right. But I like this kind of topic, even if we can foresee that the hero will decide to settle down once and for all, after gotten rid of the "uglies". With the help of a beautiful gal, of course...

A rare gem as I like to discover - again - some time to time.

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