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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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Trivia

"Orville Sacker" is similar to "Ormond Sacker," the name used in Arthur Conan Doyle's first draft of a Holmes story (in which "Sherrinford Holmes" was the original name of the famous detective). 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 »

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[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...
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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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Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) See more »

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Performed by Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, & Marty Feldman
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The greatest comedy ever!
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How movies like Young Frankenstein can be considered legendary and The Adventure of S.H.S.B. can get historically snubbed is beyond me. This movie is no different than any other Mel Brooks film (sans Brooks himself) and if included in the list of his films - since it has every damn one of his regular actors in it, it SHOULD count - it would rank at or near the top.

Gene Wilder, wherever you are, the genius of this film has not gone completely unnoticed.


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