The Topeka Terror is a 1945 black and white film about the opening of the Cherokee Strip. With the opening of the Strip comes outlaws, crooks, and claim jumpers all looking to make a quick buck. The film follows Ben Jode (Roy Barcroft) as he concocts a plan to swindle homesteaders out of their claims. Once the homesteaders are cheated out of their claims, Jode and his partners saloon owner Clyde Flint (Bud Geary) and land agent Trent Parker (Frank Jacquet) can run the town and make a mint. However, cowboy Chad Stevens (Allen Lane) gets wind of this plan and tries to rally the homesteaders to protect their claims. He works with lawyer Don Quixote Martingale (Earle Hodgins) to find a way to stop Jode's nefarious plan. The two of them decide to out-smart and out-muscle their adversaries. The Topeka Terror is a clever and exciting Western about the great Oklahoma land rush.