I won't go into all the reasons why, but stories like this are the reason I am a librarian.
My favorite live version of this beloved book is the 1994 film, because I saw that movie in the theater when I was 12 years old, shortly after I finished reading the book. I have the Collector's Edition DVD, and the soundtrack, as well as the novelization of the movie (that I got from a Scholastic book order- so old school). To me, Christian Bale will always be Laurie, not Batman.
I have seen the1933 one and I enjoy it (how can anyone not love the late, great Kate?!)
I also appreciate the 1949 version and I have a VHS copy of it that's handy whenever I feel the need to see it.