Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric ... See full summary »
The complete innocent, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she is later murdered, Michael is the chief suspect and on the run.
In Dublin, a working class family has been unsuccessful in convincing their son to get a real job: the son prefers his job of scooping up horse's dung and selling it for flower gardens. An ... See full summary »
The priceless Blue Water sapphire is coveted by the heirs of Sir Hector Geste - his new wife, Flavia; his daughter, Isabel; and his adopted twin sons, heroic Beau and pathetic Digby. When ... See full summary »
George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when ... See full summary »
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
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The film's title and story set-up are an in-joke referring to Sherlock Holmes' older brother, Mycroft Holmes, who is introduced in Arthur Conan Doyle's story 'The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter' and described as Sherlock's intellectual superior. In Doyle's short story 'The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans' Sherlock describes the British government's reliance on Mycroft's prodigious intellectual powers as follows: "You are right in thinking that he is under the British government. You would also be right in a sense if you said that occasionally he is the British government . . . Mycroft draws four hundred and fifty pounds a year, remains a subordinate, has no ambitions of any kind, will receive neither honour nor title, but remains the most indispensable man in the country." See more »
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 »
The Foreign Secretary, 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...
[handing him the document]
Lord Redcliff, the fate of England is now in your hands.
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]
It's alright, Your Majesty! I've got it! I've got it. All's well that ends well!
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I really don't understand why this film isn't better-known. It's been a favorite of mine for years, and is very funny, if rather off-beat and quirky. Perhaps it's an acquired taste, and its nay-sayers haven't watched it enough; I don't know. It's full of some of the best comic talent ever to appear to the screen, and they do an admirable job. From the oddly reticent detective who has been forced to live in his brother's shadow, to the gorgeous music hall singer/compulsive liar, to the villain who must do something truly rotten every twenty minutes, the characters are very original and manage to surprise laughs out of audiences who never have any idea what to expect from them--a true rarity when put in the context of the modern comic film. Don't believe me, however; watch it yourself and form your own opinion.
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