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The Return of the World's Greatest Detective (1976)

A Los Angeles cop falls off his motorcycle, strikes his head and wakes up believing himself to be Sherlock Holmes. Along with the social worker who is treating him, he sets out to solve the murder of an embezzler.

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Dean Hargrove
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Hagman ... Sherman Holmes
Jenny O'Hara ... Dr. Joan Watson
Nicholas Colasanto ... Lieutenant Nick Tinker
Woodrow Parfrey ... Himmel
Helen Verbit Helen Verbit ... Landlady
Ivor Francis ... Spiner
Charles Macaulay Charles Macaulay ... Judge Clement Harley
Ron Silver ... Dr. Collins
Sid Haig ... Vince Cooley
Booth Colman Booth Colman ... Psychiatrist
Lieux Dressler ... Mrs. Slater
Fuddle Bagley Fuddle Bagley ... Detective
Benny Rubin ... Klinger
Robert Snively Robert Snively ... Manager
Jude Farese Jude Farese ... Caretaker
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A Los Angeles cop falls off his motorcycle, strikes his head and wakes up believing himself to be Sherlock Holmes. Along with the social worker who is treating him, he sets out to solve the murder of an embezzler.

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Comedy | Mystery | Crime

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Trivia

2 things. The summary is wrong. He did not fall off his motorcycle. The motorcycle fell on top of him while he is reading. Holmes keeps smoking his calabash. He would have several pipes on hand. The calabash would turn sour with constant use. See more »

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Follows They Might Be Giants (1971) See more »

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Nostalgiac fondness
15 June 2007 | by emwolfSee all my reviews

I remember this as a kid, hitting upon it completely by accident and watching it all the way through. I was an avid Holmes reader at the time and anything of that ilk caught my eye. I only remember it through the haze of the past, however I remember enjoying thoroughly and, like other reviewers, hoping for the series which never materialized. I would like to see it again to see if it was actually good or just some nonsense that appealed to me at the time. Larry Hagman is always very funny, I've never thought him good in dramas, and I found the romantic chemistry between Holmes and Watson to be good. I would love to see it again.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1976 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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