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To treat his friend's cocaine induced delusions, Watson lures Sherlock Holmes to Sigmund Freud.

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Dr. Sigmund Freud
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Lola Deveraux
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Dr. John H. Watson
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Sherlock Holmes
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Professor James Moriarty (as Sir Laurence Olivier)
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Lowenstein
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Mary Morstan Watson
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Baron Karl von Leinsdorf
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Mycroft Holmes
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Madame
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Frau Freud
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Freda
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Mrs. Holmes
John Bird ...
Berger
Alison Leggatt ...
Mrs. Hudson
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Marker
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The Butler
Jack May ...
Dr. Schultz
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The Pasha
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Squire Holmes
Michael Blagdon ...
Young Holmes
Ashley House ...
Young Freud
Sheila Shand Gibbs ...
Nun
Erich Padalewski ...
Station Master (as Erich Padalewsky)
John Hill ...
Train Engineer
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Drunk Man (uncredited)
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Directed by

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Herbert Ross

Written by

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Nicholas Meyer ... (screenplay)
 
Nicholas Meyer ... (novel)
 
Arthur Conan Doyle ... (characters)

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Stanley O'Toole ... associate producer
Herbert Ross ... producer
Arlene Sellers ... executive producer
Alex Winitsky ... executive producer

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John Addison

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Oswald Morris

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Chris Barnes

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William Reynolds ... supervising editor
Larry Richardson ... assistant editor

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Rose Tobias Shaw

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Ken Adam

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Peter Lamont

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Alan Barrett

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Colin Jamison ... hair stylist
Jan Jamison ... hair stylist (as Janet Jamison)
Bill Lodge ... makeup artist
John Webber ... makeup artist

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Michael Guest ... production manager

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Scott Wodehouse ... assistant director
Andy Armstrong ... third assistant director (uncredited)
John Downes ... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

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Ernest Archer ... assistant art director
Ivor Beddoes ... sketch artist
Charles Bishop ... assistant art director
Peter James ... set dresser
Laurie Kerr ... carpenter
Sidney Paget ... title drawings
Ron Quelch ... production buyer
Michael Redding ... construction manager
Stephen Hargreaves ... carpenter (uncredited) / standby carpenter (uncredited)

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Gordon K. McCallum ... dubbing mixer (as Gordon McCallum)
Terry Poulton ... sound editor
Cyril Swern ... sound recordist
Graham V. Hartstone ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Regina Mullen ... post-production sound intern (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker ... adr recordist (uncredited)

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Maurice Arnold ... camera assistant
Mike Fox ... camera operator
Cedric James ... camera assistant
David James ... still photographer
Alex Thomson ... photographer: second unit
Jimmy Turrell ... camera operator
John Golding ... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)

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Gillian Dods ... wardrobe
Richard Pointing ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Ray Freeborn ... location manager

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Stephen A. Hope ... music editor (as Steve Hope)
John Addison ... conductor (uncredited)
Eric Tomlinson ... music engineer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Howard Pugh ... driver: cast (uncredited)

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Brian Doyle ... publicist
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Howard Jeffrey ... production associate / second unit supervisor
Nora Kaye ... assistant: Mr. Ross
Ann Skinner ... continuity
Nat Weiss ... publicist
Peter Lancaster ... production accountant (uncredited)
Christopher Newman ... production runner (uncredited)
Pat Pennelegion ... production assistant (uncredited)
Tony Webb ... production runner (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Concerned about his friend's cocaine use, Dr. Watson tricks Sherlock Holmes into travelling to Vienna, where Holmes enters the care of Sigmund Freud. Freud attempts to solve the mysteries of Holmes' subconscious, while Holmes devotes himself to solving a mystery involving the kidnapping of Lola Deveraux. Written by James Meek

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Taglines The Story is True...only the facts have been made up. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The 7% Solution (World-wide, English title)
  • Sherlock Holmes attaque l'Orient-Express (France)
  • Kein Koks für Sherlock Holmes (Germany)
  • Elemental, Dr. Freud (Spain)
  • Arvoitusten juna (Finland)
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  • 113 min
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Trivia While the book showed Dr. Sigmund Freud with a daughter, the child he had in real-life, the movie showed him with a make-believe son, because Dr. Anna Freud threatened a lawsuit if she was included. Since her father was dead, she had no control over how he was portrayed. See more »
Goofs During the railroad pursuit, the trains are seen on two tracks that are about to merge. Holmes states that there are no points left to switch. However, the coming together of the two track lines necessarily involves a switching point. And, in fact, that set of points is visible soon thereafter. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Star Is Born, King Kong, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, The Enforcer, Network, Rocky, Nickelodeon, Silver Streak (1976). See more »
Soundtracks The Madame's Song (I Never Do Anything Twice) See more »
Crazy Credits In the opening titles, there are footnotes concerning many of the characters. See more »
Quotes Sigmund Freud: Who am I that your friends should wish us to meet?
Sherlock Holmes: Beyond the fact that you are a brilliant Jewish physician who was born in Hungary and studied for a while in Paris, and that certain radical theories of yours have alienated the respectable medical community so that you have severed your connections with various hospitals and branches of the medical fraternity, beyond this I can deduce little. You're married, with a child of... five. You enjoy Shakespeare and possess a sense of honor.
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