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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

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The younger brother of the consulting detective tries to steal Sherlock's glory by solving an important case assisted by an eccentric Scotland Yard detective and a lovely but suspicious actress.

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Sherlock Holmes' younger brother is annoyed that he has had to live in Sherlock's shadow for so long. When Sherlock goes to the continent, he sends a case to his brother who constantly tries with varying success, to imitate Sherlock's deductive and observational tricks. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Frequently appearing together in this film as Sigerson Holmes and Sgt. Orville Stanley Sacker, this movie marked the re-teaming of Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman who had played Dr Frankenstein and his assistant Igor just a year before in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (1974). See more »

Goofs

During Sigerson's duel with Moriarty, the clock behind Moriarty strikes eleven, distracting him. However, the clock only chimes four times. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Royal Herald: The Foreign Secretary, Lord Redcliff!
Lord Redcliff: [rehearsing what to say under his breath] Your Majesty, being inside of your confidence is the greatest joy I've ever known. Ahem...
Queen Victoria: [handing him the document] Lord Redcliff, the fate of England is now in your hands.
Lord Redcliff: Your Confidence... being inside of Your Majesty is the greatest single joy I've ever known.
[realizing what he's said, he tosses the document away]
Lord Redcliff: Woof!
Lord Redcliff: It's alright, Your Majesty! I've got it! I've got it. All's well that ends well!
Queen Victoria:
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References The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball): Singing at the Party; I Want You Now; Very Sexy Wine
Performed by Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise, Gene Wilder, and the opera singers
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Very funny film
30 June 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

One of the funniest films ever. Several comic geniuses on the top of their form and more great lines and inspired sequences than I could begin to tell. And 'The Kangaroo Hop', the best song ever. See it now.

Nothing more to add. I wish everyone in the world had seen it so I wouldn't get strange looks when I suddenly start saying, 'LIAR!' or 'They BOUNCED out of the room...' Excellent, a million out of ten.


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