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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

The younger brother of the consulting detective tries to steal Sherlock's glory by solving an important case assisted by an eccentric Scotland Yard detective and a lovely but suspicious actress.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sigerson Holmes
... Jenny Hill
... Orville Sacker
... Gambetti (as Dom De Luise)
... Moriarty
... Moriarty's Assistant
... Lord Redcliff
... Sherlock Holmes
Thorley Walters ... Dr. Watson
George Silver ... Bruner
... Hunkston
... Moriarty's Gunman
... Coach Driver
Tommy Godfrey ... Fred
Susan Field ... Queen Victoria
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Storyline

Sherlock Holmes' younger brother is annoyed that he has had to live in Sherlock's shadow for so long. When Sherlock goes to the continent, he sends a case to his brother who constantly tries with varying success, to imitate Sherlock's deductive and observational tricks. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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14 December 1975 (USA)  »

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Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother  »

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$20,492,000, 31 December 1975
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gene Wilder once said that this film was "a terrifying commitment". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Sigerson Holmes is eating the chocolates from the floor, he gets chocolate all over his face. Through the scene, the chocolate smudges on his face change. First it's very heavy, then its nearly gone and very light, and then when the camera angle is panned out the smudges are heavier. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Royal Herald: The Foreign Secretary, Lord Redcliff!
Lord Redcliff: [rehearsing what to say under his breath] Your Majesty, being inside of your confidence is the greatest joy I've ever known. Ahem...
Queen Victoria: [handing him the document] Lord Redcliff, the fate of England is now in your hands.
Lord Redcliff: Your Confidence... being inside of Your Majesty is the greatest single joy I've ever known.
[realizing what he's said, he tosses the document away]
Lord Redcliff: Woof!
Lord Redcliff: It's alright, Your Majesty! I've got it! I've got it. All's well that ends well!
Queen Victoria:
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Referenced in Elementary: The Female of the Species (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball): Singing at the Party; I Want You Now; Very Sexy Wine
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Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise, Gene Wilder, and the opera singers
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The greatest comedy ever!
17 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

How movies like Young Frankenstein can be considered legendary and The Adventure of S.H.S.B. can get historically snubbed is beyond me. This movie is no different than any other Mel Brooks film (sans Brooks himself) and if included in the list of his films - since it has every damn one of his regular actors in it, it SHOULD count - it would rank at or near the top.

Gene Wilder, wherever you are, the genius of this film has not gone completely unnoticed.


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