I like all of Duke's B movies,
not only because some are very good
but because of their interest value.
To see Duke learning and honing his skills,
to see his improvement of delivery and his slowly developing cadence of voice,
to see his interaction with his friends and colleagues,
to see his his great developing fight scenes and stunts with Yakima Cannutt.
OK all of them were not great productions
but they were masterpieces in their own right.
They are the very films that delivered us
the Duke we grew to know and love.
I've thought of many of your different perspectives presented here at different times, but you have done a masterful job of bringing them all together in forceful way at the same time. Those early movies were his apprenticeship into the trade of acting.