Sometimes movies got remade. And then remakes are remade again and so on. For example, the movie Lost Patrol by Walter Summers was released in 1929. It was remade in 1934 by John Ford. This remake was used as a basis for the Soviet movie The Thirteen (1937) by Mikhail Romm. In 1943 Romm's movie was adapted in Sahara by Zoltán Korda. And the former movie was remade twice: in 1953 and 1995.

So the length of the chain is 4. What's the longest chain of remakes? Note, that if a movie has 4 remakes, it's still the length of 1, I'm interested in remakes of remakes.

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    Define remake. There are dozens of adaptations to classic novels. Are those remakes? – Paulie_D Sep 19 '18 at 13:02
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    @Paulie_D Remake is a movie based on an earlier existing movie. And, quoting Wikipedia, "tells the same, or a very similar, story". A movie based on a novel is not a remake (because it's not based on a movie). – DrTyrsa Sep 19 '18 at 13:06
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    Then I would suggest that you clarify your question to indicate that the original movie must not be based on an existing work. – Paulie_D Sep 19 '18 at 13:08
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    I don't think it matters if the original movie is based on an existing work or not. For example, Hitchcock's Psycho is based on the novel by Robert Bloch. And this is the movie remake, not another independent adaptation of the novel. – DrTyrsa Sep 19 '18 at 13:13
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    Yeah but what about The Three Musketeers. Remake or new adaptation? You see the problem? – Paulie_D Sep 19 '18 at 13:15

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