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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

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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Apparently, Gene Wilder asked Mel Brooks to direct this picture. Brooks declined, stating that he would find it difficult to direct a screenplay that wasn't his own conception. Gene Wilder said, "I couldn't get Mel to direct it." Brooks did say though that Wilder should go off and make this film, could call upon him day or night and after making this movie, he better "come back home as soon as you're done!" See more »

Goofs

After his "duel" with the fencing machine, Sigerson is seen putting his street clothes back on. He starts putting on his pants...then repeats the action in the next shot. 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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Referenced in The Thin Blue Line (1988) 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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