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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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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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"The Madame Song" heard in the film was written by mystery buff-composer Stephen Sondheim who actually once also co-wrote a mystery movie himself which was The Last of Sheila (1973) made and released around three years before this film. The tune was later re-recorded under the new title "I Never Do Anything Twice" and featured on Sondheim's "Side By Side By Sondheim" cast recording. See more »

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Project No.1
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Excellent Holmes movie
10 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sherlock Holmes (Nicol Williamson) is deep in the grip of cocaine addiction. His best friend Dr. Watson (Robert Duvall) and brother Mycroft Holmes (Charles Grey) get him to Vienna to receive treatment for his problem by Dr. Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin). While there a mystery pops up involving a beautiful red-haired woman (Vanessa Redgrave)...

Just great. I caught this in a revival theatre back in 1979 when it was playing with "Murder By Decree" (Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper). I just loved it--and it still holds up. The film never takes itself too seriously (during the opening credits there's a note saying the whole picture is true "only the fact have been made up"!) This was beautifully filmed with exquisite costumes and production design. Also director Herbet Ross does a great job--everything moves at a brisk pace--he even makes a tennis game look exciting!

It's 2 hours long but I was never bored. The first hour deals with Freud dealing with Holmes' cocaine addiction--the second hour the mystery comes in. During the final 30 minutes it turns into an action adventure flick--but it always stays on track. There's also a lot of amusing visual or verbal references to other Holmes' adventures--we even get to see Toby from "Sign of the Four"! But you don't have to know the references to enjoy them--this film works so everyone can enjoy it. The story mixes Holmes' deductive reason with Freud's psychological reasonings in an interesting and very entertaining way. It also explains why Holmes doesn't like women, why he became a detective and why he hates Moriarty.

Acting is (mostly) good. Williamson is just great as Holmes--he perfectly captures the detective under the grip of cocaine...and the recovery. Duvall is surprisingly bad as Watson--he seems constrained by the costumes and unsure of how to play the role. Arkin (a REAL strange choice) is actually pretty good as Freud sporting a believable accent. Grey is just great in his small role as is Samantha Eggar (who disappears much too quickly playing Mrs. Watson). And it's amusing to see Laurence Olivier play Professor Moriarty! Redgrave is hardly in this but she's amusing.

Basically one of the best Sherlock Holmes pictures ever! I heard this didn't do well at the box office...that's a shame. It is out on DVD but Universal released it in a hideous full frame transfer (which makes no sense) that completely destroys the film. Try to see it on TCM where it's shown letter-boxed.

A GREAT film--lots of fun. I give it a 10.


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