This is a Sherlock Holmes story with a difference. Here Dr Watson is the ace detective and has been using an actor to play the part Holmes. Holmes is a drunken actor and gets on Watson's nerves. When Watson tries to go it alone, he doesn't have much success, so he is forced to let Holmes take all the credit once more. Written by
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The opening sequence of the movie is inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes story "The Red-Headed League." In the story, Sherlock Holmes captures John Clay and his accomplice, Archie. John Clay even calls out at one point, "Jump, Archie, and I'll swing for it!" See more
During Holmes and Moriarty's sword-fight, Michael Caine's fencing double can clearly be seen from time to time. See more
Lovely story, Watson. But on page 2 you have me admitting a mistake.
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The opening credits are superimposed over still images of Victorian London. The final shot of Holmes and Watson form the backdrop for the end credits. See more
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Rock of Ages
Music by Thomas Hastings
and lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
Sung by Mrs Hudson (Pat Keen
) at the theatre See more