Hollywood's early reboots you probably didn't know
Time Out staff
The Wizard of Oz (1939) One of biggest films ever made was actually a remake. The original version was released in 1925 and the cast included classic comedy actor Oliver Hardy from Laurel & Hardy fame.
A Fistful Of Dollars (1964) The Clint Eastwood flick is actually a frame-for-frame remake of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s 1961 samurai picture Yojimbo. It would appear that samurais translate well into cowboys.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) This classic about an assassination plot starring James Stewart and directed by Alfred Hitchcock was first made in 1934. Hitchcock directed both versions.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) This comedy starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin is identical to the 1964 hit Bedtime Story starring David Niven and Marlon Brando as his young rival.
Twelve Monkeys (1995) This post apocalyptic thriller about a time traveller starring Bruce Willis was actually a remake of a short 1962 movie called La Jetée. Universal Studios acquired the rights to reboot it.