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The Private Eyes (1980)

PG | | Comedy, Mystery | 17 April 1980 (USA)
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
Trisha Noble ...
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
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Lord Morley
Mary Nell Santacroce ...
Lady Morley
Robert V. Barron ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Roy
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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 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)  »

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Detectives casi privados  »

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$18,014,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Peter Matz was the musical director on The Carol Burnett Show (1967) and agreed to compose the score for the film as a favor to Tim Conway. See more »

Goofs

The oil stain on Tim Conway's mouth at the start changes after he gets in the car. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Tart: [reading the note from Lord Morley] Now you will see, I can do something right. I'm going to show you, a killer tonight. I want Phyllis to come to my chamber, and see. Who what the one, who murdered Lady Morley and myself.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening animated credits, as Dr. Tart walks by he changes the Director's name painted on the fence from "Long Elliott" to "Lang Elliott" See more »

Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

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A Personal Favorite
22 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I've loved this film from the moment I saw it as a kid. To this day Tim Conway's rambling "I think that someone doesn't want anyone to know that there may be someone here that might be someone that's a killer" line still gets me laughing! Highly recommended to anyone in search of a fun (and funny) film!


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