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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

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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14 December 1975 (USA)  »

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Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother  »

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$20,492,000, 31 December 1975
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1.33 : 1
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Although Roy Kinnear's character is unnamed in the credits (as Moriarity's Assistant) and throughout most of the movie, he is addressed once by Moriarity as "Finney". Wilder chose Kinnear for the role because the two had formed a friendship during the making of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), in which Wilder played Willy Wonka and Kinnear played Mr. Salt, Veruca's father. 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 »

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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Connections

References The 39 Steps (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Simply Crazy Over You
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Written by E. Ray Goetz, Jean Schwartz and William Jerome
Performed by Madeline Kahn
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Unique classic comedy
12 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This has Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman at their peak as a comedy team. The interaction between the main characters will make you laugh and cry.

The Sherlock Holmes fans among you will appreciate the irony and the relationship Wilder brings to life as Sherlocks brother and the way the movie ties the classic Baker St mystery into an extremely off beat and likable sexy comedy. I would recommend this movie to anyone with a sense of humour.


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