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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... See more »

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Dr. Tart
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Inspector Winship
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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
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Hilda
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Lord Morley
Mary Nell Santacroce ...
Lady Morley
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Gas Station Attendant
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Roy
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Doll Voice (voice)

Directed by

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Lang Elliott

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Tim Conway ... (written by) &
John Myhers ... (written by)

Produced by

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Wanda Dell ... producer
Lang Elliott ... executive producer / producer

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Peter Matz

Cinematography by

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Jacques Haitkin

Film Editing by

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Patrick M. Crawford

Editorial Department

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Cathy Bates ... assistant film editor
Dennis Brookins ... negative cutter
Scott Hancock ... assistant film editor
Staness Jonekos ... post-production secretary
Mark Lione ... apprentice editor
Jim Schurmann ... color timer
Fabien D. Tordjmann ... supervising film editor (as Fabien Tordjmann)

Casting By

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Lang Elliott

Art Direction by

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Vincent Peranio

Costume Design by

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Christine Goulding

Makeup Department

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Karoly Balazs ... hair stylist (as Karoly T. Balazs)
Sidney Perell ... makeup artist (as Sid Perell)

Production Management

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Robert Dijoux ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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James Simons ... second assistant director (as Jimmy Simons)
Douglas E. Wise ... first assistant director (as Doug Wise)

Art Department

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Lee Berger ... assistant property master
Katherine Dover ... art department assistant
Beth Sheldon ... art department assistant
Gary Van Fleet ... property master
Lynn Wolverton-Parker ... assistant art director (as Lynn Wolverton)

Sound Department

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Jim Cook ... re-recording mixer
Joe Fineman ... supervising sound editor
Richard Bryce Goodman ... sound mixer
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer (as Christopher Jenkins)
Maryte Kavaliauskas ... boom operator
Anthony Magro ... sound effects editor (as Tony Magro)
Rich Steven ... sound effects editor
Dan Wallin ... re-recording mixer
Donald L. Warner Jr. ... sound effects editor (as Don Warner)
Nick Wolfe ... sound mixer

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Richard Albain ... special effects (as Dick Albain)
Ron Hall ... special effects
Don Powers ... special effects
Jerry Winchell ... special effects

Stunts

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Michael Cassidy ... stunts (as Mike Cassidy)
Eddy Donno ... stunts
Tommy J. Huff ... stunts (as Tommy Huff)
Charlie Picerni ... stunt coordinator (as Charley Picerni) / stunts (as Charley Picerni)
Gardner Doolittle ... stunts (uncredited)

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Crazy Bear ... grip
Scott Buttfield ... best boy gaffer
Anne S. Coffey ... first assistant camera (as Ayne Coffey)
Mike Connors ... grip
Fred H. Dresch ... electrician (as Fred Dresch)
Steve Dubin ... second assistant camera
Robert K. Feldmann ... electrician (as Robert Feldman)
Howard Herrington ... electrician
Shirley Libby ... still photographer
Edwin Myers ... assistant camera (as Ed Meyers)
Gil Schwartz ... key grip
Brian Smith ... grip
Kenny Smith ... dolly grip
Jeffrey Sudzin ... electrician (as Jeff Sudzin)
Tim Suhrstedt ... camera operator / director of photography: second unit
Christopher Tufty ... gaffer
William VanDerKloot ... assistant camera (as Bill Van Der Kloot)
Mark Wagner ... electrician
Gary Waldman ... assistant camera

Animation Department

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John Wilson ... animator: main title

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Deborah Lynn Scott ... wardrobe assistant (as Deborah Scott)

Location Management

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Jerry Whittington ... key location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Allan K. Rosen ... music editor: La Da Productions
Tommy Tedesco ... musician: guitar (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Emmett Burton ... supplier: picture cars
Lee Elmendorf ... driver: transcord
John Jacobs ... driver
Christopher Ricker ... transportation captain
Don Schisler ... driver: insert truck (as Donald Schisler)

Other crew

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Steve Becker ... wrangler
Dianne Bradley ... production secretary
Michael N. Cobin ... production accountant
Ro Cobin ... bookkeeper
C.W. Henderson ... publicist (as Charley Henderson)
Daniel Maughon ... craft service (as Danny Maughon)
Jackie Saunders ... script supervisor
Samuel P. Scott ... general partner: The Private Eyes Partners, Ltd.
Elaine Smith ... production coordinator

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Who better to solve England's most puzzling mystery than these two international crime busters? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Detectives casi privados (Spain)
  • Yksityisetsivät (Finland)
  • Nuo välkyt dekkarit hiipivän aaveen jäljillä (Finland)
  • Частные сыщики (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • To tossede opdagere (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia A sequel was planned which would have revolved around the private eyes' attempts to find and capture the wookalar. See more »
Goofs After Winship and Tart Find Justin dead, you can see that Tart's candle has a section cut out and a light bulb in it. This was done to better illuminated their faces. This same idea was used in Young Frankenstein. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Postman Always Rings Twice/All Night Long/Galaxina/Back Roads/Private Eyes (1981). See more »
Crazy Credits During the main title sequence, the cartoon version of Inspector Winship (the Don Knotts character) is blowing on a tuba when the music credit comes up. The director of photography's name appears when two flashlight beams cross. See more »
Quotes Inspector Winship: You know, I have an idea. Whoever wrote that letter must have read about us in the newspaper.
Dr. Tart: What is it?
Inspector Winship: What's what?
Dr. Tart: The idea you have?
Inspector Winship: I just told you!
Dr. Tart: What was it?
Inspector Winship: Whoever wrote that letter must have read about us in the newspaper.
Dr. Tart: Right! Now that letter was signed 'Lord Morley'. So he must have read about us in the newspaper and called us in to solve his murder.
Inspector Winship: How could Lord Morley write us after he was already dead?
Dr. Tart: Right! You know what? Maybe whoever killed Lord Morley wrote that letter.
Inspector Winship: If you killed Lord Morley would you write to someone and ask them to find the killer?
Dr. Tart: Are you saying *I* killed Lord Morley?
Inspector Winship: (aggravated) No! I'm saying you kill me!
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