The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

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Movie Info

Sigerson Holmes (Gene Wilder) has something to prove as the lesser-known brother of famed detective Sherlock Holmes. When Sherlock and his assistant, Dr. Watson, are dispatched to Europe on assignment, Sigerson takes the opportunity to prove his mettle as a sleuth. With the aide of bug-eyed Orville Sacker (Marty Feldman) and aspiring opera singer Jenny Hill (Madeline Kahn), Sigerson attempts to crack the case of missing government documents presumed stolen by professor Moriarty (Leo McKern).

Cast & Crew

Gene Wilder
Sigerson Holmes
Marty Feldman
Sgt. Orville Stanley Sacker
Dom DeLuise
Eduardo Gambetti
Roy Kinnear
Moriarty's Assistant
John Le Mesurier
Lord Redcliff
Gene Wilder
Screenwriter
Charles Orme
Associate Producer
John Morris
Original Music
Gerry Fisher
Cinematographer
Jim Clark
Film Editor
Terence Marsh
Production Design
Alan Tomkins
Art Director
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Critic Reviews for The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

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Audience Reviews for The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

  • May 27, 2015
    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.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • May 18, 2011
    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.
    Phil H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 11, 2011
    Well meaning and occasionally funny comedy from Gene Wilder delivering a slighltly disappointing sub-Mel Brooks experience. The musical interludes don't work for me.
    The S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 11, 2010
    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.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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