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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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Trivia

Aubrey Morris (Coach Driver) and Wolfe Morris (Frenchman) were brothers in real life. See more »

Goofs

While Holmes and Watson (in disguise) are serenading Sigerson near the climactic scene, the bow of Sherlock's violin is screwed too tight, making the wood of the bow convex. Although nowadays early music specialists do use this convention in imitation of baroque players, in Holmes' time it would be the sign of an amateur, inexperienced violinist. 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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Performed by Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise, Gene Wilder, and the opera singers
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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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