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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Musical  |  14 December 1975 (USA)
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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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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 »

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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...
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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Simply Crazy
Performed by Madeline Kahn
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Gene Wilder's finest hour and a half
23 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this film was purely outrageous. Gene Wilder (Sigerson), Madeleine Kahn (Jenny Hill), and Marty Feldman (Orville Stanley Slacker... er, I mean Sacker) each give the performance of a lifetime. Not to mention Leo McKern (whom I recognized from "Ladyhawke" thanks to this movie), whose perfectly psychotic turn as Moriarty made me feel like I was going to explode from laughing. Still not to mention Dom DeLuise as Eduardo Gambetti, probably the only character in the history of entertainment who can rank right up there in hilarity with Inspector Jacques Clouseau (that would be the good Jacques Clouseau, Peter Sellers). Come on, people-- this movie was great!


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