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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

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Release Date: Dec 14, 1975 Wide

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Comic actor Gene Wilder made his debut as a writer and director in this period comedy in which he plays Sigerson Holmes, the older bother of famous detective Sherlock Holmes. For years, Sigerson has been living in his little brother's shadow, and he is convinced that he must constantly prove his superiority to his brother in all things at all times. Of course, he often fails, but one can't argue with his determination. In this story, Sherlock (Douglas Wilmer) and his faithful assistant, Watson

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Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy

Apr 4, 2006

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Good-natured Sherlock spoof with some dirty-joke humor.

February 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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...the daisy-chain of prop gags, slide-whistle humor, and blackout sketches merge sometimes uneasily with the romantic and mystery-thriller components. What glues it together, barely, is the talented cast in fine form....

April 5, 2006 Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com
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Audience Reviews for The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

I finally sat down to watch The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother for the first time the other day and I loved it. Ok, so it wasn't as good as Blazing saddles, or most Mel Brooks films, or Wilder & Pryor's joint films..but, it's really to see such great comedy talent in one film. It's quite sad that the great Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise, Leo McKern, Roy Kinnear, John Le Mesurier and the beautiful Madeline Kahn are no longer with us. It's also sad that the great Gene Wilder no longer works either in front of or behind the screen. It's good to have these timeless classics to look back on, it's the sort of film that will get better with each viewing I'd imagine, makes me want to do the bunny hop for sure.
February 26, 2013
SirPant

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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.
May 18, 2011
phubbs1

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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.
January 3, 2011
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