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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

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 »

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In the scene where Sigerson Holmes is eating the chocolates from the floor, he gets chocolate all over his face. Through the scene, the chocolate smudges on his face change. First it's very heavy, then its nearly gone and very light, and then when the camera angle is panned out the smudges are heavier. 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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References The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) See more »

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You Don't Love as I Do
Performed by Madeline Kahn
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Little known comic genius!
6 November 2004 | by (Alaska) – See all my reviews

The other reviewer on this site clearly doesn't understand the subtleties of the comic genius of Gene Wilder (Sigerson Holmes), Madeline Kahn (Jenny Hill, or should I say Bessie Besswood), Marty Feldman (Sgt. Sacker of Scotland Yard) and the rest of the cast of this too little known classic! It's pithy and witty and clever and tips its hat to Conan Doyle at every turn. The Kangaroo Hop, Hop will have you hopping around the living room, and Madeline Kahn outdoes herself. It's right up there with Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, and I'm waiting oh so patiently for it to be released on DVD! A must see for fans of the subtle and smart in comedy.


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