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The Private Eyes (1980)

 -  Comedy | Mystery  -  17 April 1980 (USA)
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This spoof of the Sherlock Holmes stories finds Inspector Winship and Dr. Tart investigating a strange death in a possibly haunted mansion, while dealing with the beautiful heiress and the ... See full summary »

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Dr. Tart
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Inspector Winship
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Mistress Phyllis Morley
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Justin
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Nanny
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Mr. Uwatsum
Stan Ross ...
Tibet
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Jock
Suzy Mandel ...
Hilda
Fred Stuthman ...
Lord Morley
Mary Nell Santacroce ...
Lady Morley
Robert V. Barron ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Roy
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Storyline

This spoof of the Sherlock Holmes stories finds Inspector Winship and Dr. Tart investigating a strange death in a possibly haunted mansion, while dealing with the beautiful heiress and the crazed staff which live therein. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Who better to solve England's most puzzling mystery than these two international crime busters? See more »

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Comedy | Mystery

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17 April 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Detectives casi privados  »

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$18,014,000 (USA)
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Trivia

When Lord Morley's car drove into the lake, it sank into the mud and the stunt driver nearly drown. See more »

Goofs

The acid in the tea is supposedly strong enough to dissolve a teaspoon, yet Inspector Winship doesn't feel it when it spills over his fingers. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Tart: [reading the note from Jock's killer] If Jock could talk, he'd give you a clue. But now that he's dead, what can you do? He deserved what he got, I don't regret it a bit. By the way, you're standing in bull ca-ca.
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Crazy Credits

During the main title sequence, the cartoon version of Inspector Winship (the Don Knotts character) is blowing on a tuba when the music credit comes up. The director of photography's name appears when two flashlight beams cross. See more »

Connections

References The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) See more »

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VERY funny!
2 May 2003 | by (Birmingham, AL) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderfully silly movie with just the right amount of "eek!" to delight even the youngest viewer. Don Knotts and Tim Conway are perfect as the bumbling detectives sent to crack the case, and the "Wookilar" is beyond funny. Truly a masterpiece....maybe. If you like them silly this is the movie for you.


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