by Farley, April 26, 2014 12:19 PM
By the time they made the movie musical, the book had gone out of print. Which was a shame. The original novel, a true comic classic, really was the best of the lot. Not only are the comic descriptions hilarious, but when they made the many adaptations, they cut out all the best bits, which were too risqué for a '50s audience. Today, you won't have to hide it from your mother. But it's as funny as ever.