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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

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

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Kein Koks für Sherlock Holmes  »

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The character of Lola Deveraux (Vanessa Redgrave) is described in the opening credits as "An Irish character's daughter. Details of her private life can be found in the private correspondence of Clemenceaux". See more »

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During the railroad pursuit as the two trains converge on adjacent tracks, the semaphore signal for the track on which the pasha's train runs is at "stop" (in the horizontal position). See more »

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Station Master: This is the Dresden local.
Dr. John H. Watson: [pulls pistol from his coat] It is now the Orient Express.
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In the opening titles, there are footnotes concerning many of the characters. See more »

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Referenced in Alan Arkin: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2015) See more »

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Project No.1
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Music by Don Banks
Berry Music Library Ltd
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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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