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
The place of Dr. John Watson (Sir Ben Kingsley) and Sherlock Holmes (Sir Michael Caine) abode was the traditional Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes and Watson address of 221B Baker Street, London, though technically in this movie, its really just Dr. Watson's home address, because Holmes is an actor who comes on-board as a front-man, because he is popular. See more »
The postcard from Lesley has a picture of the Eiffel Tower occupying one entire side. Postcards of this type did not exist anywhere until 1901 or 1902, and in France not until 1904. See more »
This is one of those movies you come across by total chance and it quickly becomes a firm favourite.
Two of Britains finest actors, a strong support cast, a witty script and a light touch from the director make for an absolute gem of a movie. It's a complete mystery to me how this film has never found a wider audience.
It's lovely to see the magnificent Ben Kingsley doing comedy (and I wish he'd do more!). The chemistry between Kingsley and Michael Caine is wonderful and their comic timing together is faultless.
If you want to see two class acts in action and have a good laugh as well, then this is your film.
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