The sergeant's name changed from one version to the next... in the silent version (and the P.C. Wren novel) he was Sgt. Lejaune; in the Gary Cooper version, he was Sgt. Markoff (Brian Donlevy); and in this version, he's Sgt. Dagineau (Telly Savalas).
Universal really went remake-happy in the 1960's. They not only remade some of their own properties (Winchester '73, Against All Flags), but also some of Paramount's (Beau Geste, The Plainsman, The Paleface).