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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

Don Knotts said on the audio-commentary that the script was written in about a couple of days. See more »

Goofs

When Winship and Tart are driving to/from the Morley Manor, modern vehicles are visible driving along in the background on Interstate 40, which runs through the Biltmore Estate (the filming location) in Asheville, North Carolina. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Tart: You want another glass of pus?
Inspector Winship: No I don't want another glass of pus!
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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 »

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Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) 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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