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Release Date:
14 December 1975 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Gene Wilder 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arthur Conan Doyle  characters (uncredited)
Gene Wilder 

Produced by
Charles Orme .... associate producer
Richard A. Roth .... producer (as Richard A. Roth)
Original Music by
John Morris 
Cinematography by
Gerry Fisher 
Film Editing by
Jim Clark 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
Production Design by
Terence Marsh 
Art Direction by
Alan Tomkins 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
Makeup Department
Stuart Freeborn .... chief makeup
Bobbie Smith .... hair stylist
Production Management
Eric Rattray .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Tomblin .... assistant director
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist
George Ball .... property master
Peter Dukelow .... construction manager
Peter Howitt .... set dresser
Stuart Craig .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dino Di Campo .... dubbing editor
Simon Kaye .... sound recordist
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer
Special Effects by
Roy Whybrow .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernard Ford .... camera operator
John Jay .... still photographer
Shaun O'Dell .... clapper loader
Ray Potter .... chief electrician
Don Brown .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Laurie Shane .... gaffer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rita Wakely .... wardrobe (as Rita Wakeley)
Editorial Department
Nigel Galt .... assistant editor
Christopher Greenbury .... assistant editor (as Chris Greenbury)
Music Department
John Morris .... orchestrator
Jonathan Tunick .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Howard Pugh .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Georgiana Hamilton .... continuity (as Georgina Hamilton)
William Hobbs .... fight arranger and advisor
Alan Johnson .... choreographer
Gail Mutrux .... assistant: Mr. Wilder
Domini Winter .... assistant choreographer
Terry Bamber .... production runner (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother" - USA (promotional title)
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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG | West Germany:FSK

Did You Know?

The 1970s were an era for a number of Sherlock Holmes comedies. This movie was made and released about five years after Billy Wilder's comedy The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970), just under a year before The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) and three years before The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978). It was made thirteen years before Without a Clue (1988).See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
[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:Shit.
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Unique classic comedy, 12 August 2002
Author: Cliff Manley ( from Queanbeyan Australia

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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