After the shooting, parts of the original negatives of A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe were stolen, which is one of the reasons why there are practically no identical or even complete versions of the movie available worldwide.
In spring 2013, the first Blu-ray of the movie was released in Germany, and even though it is not perfect, it can still be seen as the best release so far – the DVD releases are just too bad. However, it is still not uncut. Just like every other release we checked (for example from Italy, France and the US).
The Italian version is cut the least, especially because it contains a two-minute scene all the other versions are lacking. The shortest version is the old German version lacking about nine minutes.
This comparison covers the US DVD by Wham! USA, which is cut by 3:38 minutes in five scenes. The pictures of the cuts are taken from various other shots.
Thomas, having been hit by arrows, if falling down in an additional shot.
Lucy is singing the church song longer. Joe takes advantage of this spiritual moment and collects money. The whoremistress enters and looks at the action a bit. Joe even gets support from the sheriff, who motivates others to donate money. Even the whores help out.
Nobody wants to know from Bill whether he would work together with him. Lucy also wants to join. Bill asks what it was about and Nobody suggests to kill the major. Bill is not very happy about this because the major is a famours indian killer and therefore one of the good guys.
Jerry sits down next to nobody after Billy has put on the major's uniform.
At the end, Nobody can be seen leaning at the rock while the others ride away. The shot of the bird in the sky before is included though.