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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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Professor James Moriarty (as Sir Laurence Olivier)
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Lowenstein
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Baron Karl von Leinsdorf
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Mrs. Holmes
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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 Story is True...only the facts have been made up.


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16 April 1977 (Japan)  »

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Kein Koks für Sherlock Holmes  »

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The title of the movie refers to the drug Sherlock Holmes is abusing. He injects himself with a solution of 7% cocaine and 93% saline solution. See more »

Goofs

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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Dr. John H. Watson: [Watson rings the doorbell of 221-B Baker Street] It was October the 24th, in the year 1891. that I heard for the first time in four months from my friend Sherlock Holmes. On this particular day, a telegram from his landlady, Mrs. Hudson, had been delivered to my surgery, imploring me to return to my former rooms without delay.
Mrs. Hudson: [Mrs. Hudson opens the front door] Oh, Dr. Watson, thank heavens you've come; I'm at my wit's end.
Dr. John H. Watson: Why, what has happened?
Mrs. Hudson: Since you left us these last few ...
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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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Project No.1
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Music by Don Banks
Berry Music Library Ltd
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Excellent
20 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sherlockians will no doubt grouse, but this is certainly the best Sherlock Holmes tale outside the "canon" and one of the best Holmes films ever. Although Conan Doyle never really combined his characters with historical figures, it's a great device. Alan Arkin gives one of his wonderful performances, employing one of his all purpose accents, and initially very understated. Holmes helps bring out heroic qualities you don't suspect in Sigmund Freud, pace, Anna Freud. Nicol Williamson looks and moves like Holmes, truly "hawk-like". Robert Duval is one of the best Watsons ever, outside of the BBC. Some characterizations of Watson make it hard to believe that he could possibly be a doctor, or even any kind of useful member of society. But this Watson is believable as a person, doctor and friend. The plot line also provides an answer as to who Holmes really is, and what makes him tick. Not THE answer, but an answer. A lot of fun, and very well done. Great period color. Don't go all serious, and you'll have a good time. Nice use of the cimbalom in the score during action sequences. Gives it that "Hungarian" flavor.


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