Comments: 5
markk 2 years ago
This is one of those books that I can't figure out how it came to enjoy such a long life. Not only did they make two movies based on it, they even used the premise for a TV show in the 1950s.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Yes, that is the same question I have about The 39 Steps. I blame people referring to the films instead of reading the actual books for keeping this one and The 39 Steps in print.
markk 2 years ago
I agree, but in the case of the 39 Steps I suspect its the Hitchcock film that gives it its legs. I don't think I've ever seen either of the Four Just Men adaptations on TCM, much less on video or DVD, though the show is available for streaming.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Well, I haven't seen this one either. I only really know the German 1960s adaptation of Wallace's books (which are entirely to blame for many of his books still being known in that part of the world) but The Four Just Men wasn't one of them...I don't think.
markk 2 years ago
If it was, the good people on Wikipedia missed it.