Who did it better on film?
1) 1948 with Gene Kelly, Van Heflin, Gig Young, Robert Coote and their nemesis Vincent Price
2) 1973 with Michael York, Richard Chamberlain, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay and duel enemy of Charlton Heston and Sir Christopher Lee
3) 1993 with Chris O’Donnell, Charlie sheen, Oliver Platt, Kiefer Sutherland and the thorn in their side Tim Curry
4) 2011 with Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Luke Evans, Ray Stevenson and the scheming Christoph Waltz
I actually find enjoyment in all 4 and still watch them today, but the 1973 version is my go to.