The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

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Overview

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 (Thorley Walters), are called away from England on an assignment, and Sherlock asks Sigerson if he wouldn't mind looking into a case for him. With typically misguided enthusiasm, Sigerson is hot on the trail of a cache of missing government documents, whose theft may be the dirty work of the wicked Moriarty (Leo McKern). Sigerson is assisted in his investigation by Olville Sacker (Marty Feldman), a bumbling Scotland Yard detective who claims to have photographic hearing, and the mysterious and seductive Jenny Hill (Madeline Kahn). Gene Wilder rose to fame in the offbeat comedies of director Mel Brooks, so it was fitting that, for his first film as a director, Wilder cast Brooks in a cameo role (he's heard but not seen after discovering that the door he chose had the tiger, not the lady).

Product Details

Release Date: 04/04/2006
UPC: 0024543232865
Original Release: 1975
Rating: PG
Source: 20th Century Fox
Time: 1:31:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-length Audio Commentary by Gene Wilder; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Wilder Sigerson Holmes
Madeline Kahn Jenny
Marty Feldman Olville Sacker
Dom DeLuise Gambetti
Leo McKern Moriarty
Roy Kinnear Moriarty's Aide
John Le Mesurier Lord Radcliff
Douglas Wilmer Sherlock Holmes
Thorley Walters Dr. Watson
George Silver Bruner
Susan Field Queen Victoria
Tommy Godfrey Fred
John Hollis Col. Von Stulberg
Nicholas Smith Hunkston

Technical Credits
Gene Wilder Director,Screenwriter
Jim Clark Editor
Gerry Fisher Cinematographer
William Hobbs Stunts
Peter Howitt Set Decoration/Design
Alan Johnson Choreography
Simon Kaye Sound/Sound Designer
Terence Marsh Production Designer
John Morris Score Composer
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard A. Roth Producer
David Tomblin Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother [Full Frame]
1. The Palace/Main Titles [2:29]
2. Sherlock and Watson [3:45]
3. Five-Pound Note [4:32]
4. Photographic Sense of Hearing [2:17]
5. Bessie Bellwood (a.k.a. Ms. Liar; a.k.a. Lenny Hill) [3:18]
6. The Kangaroo Hop [3:09]
7. Professor Moriarty [1:16]
8. Saving Miss Hill [2:36]
9. The Carriage Chase [3:52]
10. Code Word: Cheddar [1:42]
11. Interrogating Jenny [5:19]
12. Lord Redcliff and His Document [2:28]
13. Begging for Help [3:26]
14. Gambetti's House [1:47]
15. The Drop [4:15]
16. Trespassing [1:09]
17. A Masked Ball [5:46]
18. Why Don't We All Drink Some Very Sexy Wine? [2:10]
19. Showdown of Wits [3:18]
20. A Crazy Day/End Credits [2:05]
Disc #1, Side B -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
1. The Palace/Main Titles [2:29]
2. Sherlock and Watson [3:45]
3. Five-Pound Note [4:32]
4. Photographic Sense of Hearing [2:17]
5. Bessie Bellwood (a.k.a. Ms. Liar; a.k.a. Lenny Hill) [3:18]
6. The Kangaroo Hop [3:09]
7. Professor Moriarty [1:16]
8. Saving Miss Hill [2:36]
9. The Carriage Chase [3:52]
10. Code Word: Cheddar [1:42]
11. Interrogating Jenny [5:19]
12. Lord Redcliff and His Document [2:28]
13. Begging for Help [3:26]
14. Gambetti's House [1:47]
15. The Drop [4:15]
16. Trespassing [1:09]
17. A Masked Ball [5:46]
18. Why Don't We All Drink Some Very Sexy Wine? [2:10]
19. Showdown of Wits [3:18]
20. A Crazy Day/End Credits [2:05]

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