The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

PG-13   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Crime


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When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster.


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  • Colin Blakely and Robert Stephens in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
  • Geneviève Page in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
  • Robert Stephens in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
  • Colin Blakely and Robert Stephens in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

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16 September 2003 | 1sadbastard
the mystery of the missing film
I only found out recently that the film was heavily cut. Two whole missing sections - The Curious Case of the Upside Down Room and The Case of The Naked Honeymooners never made it to the theatrical release, as well as a couple of other small sections. Where the hell are they? In these days of extended editions, DVD extras, etc, this would be a perfect chance to show Billy's film as he had intended. Touch of Evil was re-cut to Welles original specification recently, so it is possible - providing you still have access to the material. Even if it is too long - a reported 3 hours and twenty minutes - I'd like the chance to make my own mind up.

The film itself is still of interest. Performances are good, it is atmospheric, both visually and musically and the humour not too out of place. The homosexual/misogyny angle is of particular interest and one of the main reasons why Billy set out to try and make a Sherlock Holmes picture in the first place. Many of Billy's films carry these themes, of course, but Holmes mysterious quality leant itself to this interpretation. And so what? He may be in the closet, but he still falls for Gabrielle Valadon. And the end...very touching, beautifully handled.

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Release Date:

29 October 1970

Language

English, Russian, French, German


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Filming Locations

Inverness, Highland, Scotland, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,773

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