The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
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When famed detective Sherlock Holmes leaves the country, his older brother Sigerson Holmes picks up the slack in this mystery-comedy. With the help of some strange assistants, Sigerson ineptly attempts to outsmart the nefarious Professor Moriarty and prove once and for all that he is the more intelligent sibling.
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as Sigerson Holmes
as Olville Sacker
as Moriarty's Aide
as Lord Redcliff
as Sherlock Holmes
as Dr. Watson
as Queen Victoria
as Col. Von Stulberg
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This film, from beginning to end, feels as if Wilder desires to resurrect (unintended but spot on pun usage) the magic of Young Frankenstein. The cast is all but here, the wackiness, and yet ... it only achieves cute (and that from the memory of the latter mentioned work) and no more. Prepare to be disappointed.
A classic cast line up including Feldman, Wilder, DeLuise, Kinnear and Le Mesurier unfortunately can't quite save this brilliantly original wacky tale which sounds and looks better than it really is. Its a huge shame to be honest as you really really think this is gonna be an epic in the same league as 'Young Frankenstein' but its just lacking bite, the cast do well for whats on offer but it just isn't too funny plus there are some really cringing song n dance routines here.
Dom DeLuise is probably the best for a good chuckle as usual with his jolly japes and camp capers hehe whilst Feldman and Kinnear are decent too but alas Wilder comes across as kinda blunt with his miserable character. Some nice sequences like the stagecoach fight but also some pretty dire ones like the finale make it touch n go, still its a nice flick and worth a look if you like Wilder.
A very funny spoof of Sherlock Holmes. There are a couple of awkward moments, but overall, it's very funny. Plus, Wilder directs this one.
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