"The Shadow of the Eagle" is the first of three 12 episode serials he made for Mascot Pictures in 1932-1933. Duke traveled mostly by motorcycle, doubled by the amazing Yakima Canutt (1895-1996) in this carnival based Saturday matinee film. Canutt worked with Duke from 1932 to Howard Hawks' "Rio Bravo" (1959).
Yakima is best remembered today for his staging of the chariot race in William Wyler's "Ben-Hur" (1959). He also doubled for Charlton Heston.
Jack Wilson (1926-1999), in turn, specialized in riding a motorcycle in films. He never received a screen credit for any of them. He appeared in Howard Hughes' (1905-1996) favorite film, "Ice Station Zebra' (1968).
None of Wilson's bike riding was included in the final cut of "Hope." But he does get one closeup, as an extra, in a crowd scene. "The Great White Hope" is set in Reno, July 4th, 1910.
@2012 David Lee Guss Film homage, JW, Jack Wilson, stuntman, Globe, AZ, 1969-2008