Very true, but both were under contract to Universal at the time, and this was one of their 50s B westerns. Even the big fight is choreographed the same as the '42 version (even using Ed Parker as one of the stuntmen-he doubled Duke in the previous versions fight).
Thanks for the info on this. For the very reasons mentioned here and on previous posts I think i should track it down.
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