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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

Mel Brooks:  As the voice of departing assassin after choosing the "lady" door over the "tiger" door only to discover they're both tiger doors. 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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References The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) 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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One of Gene Wilder's Best
17 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you are a fan of Gene Wilder or Mel Brooks' comedies, you will love this movie! Within the first 10 minutes of watching this film, I was in tears. You might need to watch it a few times, as some scenes require multiple viewings in order to pick up on the layer upon layer of comic genius contained within. Absolutely hilarious. Not quite the classic that Young Frankenstein was, but in the same class, to be sure. I doubt it has any mainstream appeal these days, but then again... what does that tell you?


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