A gripping western tale in which outlaw Elliott is hired by helpless townspeople to help them defend themselves against a gang of bandits. Elliott rounds up his former gang to lend a hand in putting down the attack. He very nearly turns evil again and takes over the town for his own
benefit, but is tamed by the love of Coates. Interestingly photographed, with a moody use of crane shots. TOPEKA is part of the series of westerns Elliott did for Allied Artists after leaving Republic.