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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

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To treat his friend's cocaine induced delusions, Watson lures Sherlock Holmes to Sigmund Freud.

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Lola Deveraux
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Lowenstein
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Baron Karl von Leinsdorf
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Freda
Jill Townsend ...
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Concerned about his friend's cocaine use, Dr. Watson tricks Sherlock Holmes into travelling to Vienna, where Holmes enters the care of Sigmund Freud. Freud attemts to solve the mysteries of Holmes' subconscious, while Holmes devotes himself to solving a mystery involving the kidnapping of Lola Deveraux. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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16 April 1977 (Japan)  »

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El caso final  »

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Trivia

Bernard Herrmann was slated to compose this score but passed away the December before the film was completed. He had gone as far as to suggest a musical beginning to director Ross, where, as the credits roll, the camera slowly dollies toward a performing orchestra, eventually finishing with a closeup of Holmes as one of the violinists. Herrmann's idea was to imply this is what Holmes did during his absence. Ross chose to use a different start. See more »

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During the railroad pursuit, the trains are seen on two tracks that are about to merge. Holmes states that there are no points left to switch. However, the coming together of the two track lines necessarily involves a switching point. And, in fact, that set of points is visible soon thereafter. See more »

Quotes

Mycroft Holmes: Ah Jenkins, we shall need a cab.
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In the opening titles, there are footnotes concerning many of the characters. See more »

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Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

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Valse Sentimental
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Music by Franz Schubert
Arranged by John Addison
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Holmes like you've never seen him, and should have
11 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Refreshing, original take on the Holmes Canon. I've heard the main actor was miscast but seeing him running around frenetically in a ratty smoking robe, issuing Sherlock's famous speech about Moriarty (which DOES sound paranoid when you think about it), he gives a true, spontaneous version which is lacking in other Holmes departures. While Holmes meets Jack the ripper in 2 other movies, his character never comes alive as in this movie. Even Peter Cushing as Sherlock in "Hound of the Baskervilles" can't compete. Robert Duvall seems wasted as Watson who has only 6 lines in the movie. Lawrence Olivier is a twin for Moriarty, but strangely doesn't look younger in a 30 year flashback. My only complaint is that upon repeated viewings the climactic train chase seems overlong. I think Conan Doyle would be proud: though he might have been mildly addicted to cocaine and broken his addiction, and thus has Watson proclaiming the same for Holmes, ("he cured himself"), the movie (and novel it's based on) fills a dramatic gap. And Holmes is more a hero for it, battling inner and outer foes (his addiction as well as a mystery).


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