G | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance
In a Manhattan psychiatric hospital a man, convinced he is Sherlock Holmes, is treated by a female doctor who happens to be named Watson.
In later years, Joanne Woodward claimed that she had had such an unhappy time making this film that she had actually contemplated giving up her acting career. She would not be drawn further on the topic, beyond saying that her unhappiness had nothing to do with her co-star George C. Scott, whom she described as "a gentleman".
Watson, your first impression of a detective worker, like it?
Dr. Mildred Watson: No!
Justin Playfair: Good girl! I know how girls are. No means yes.
Dr. Mildred Watson: I haven't been a girl in twenty years, and when I say "no", i mean "no"!
Obvious stuntman for George C. Scott during scuffle with vendor.
Closing credits epilogue: The human heart can see what is hidden to the eyes, and the heart knows things that the mind does not begin to understand.
The original theatrical release length of the film was 98 minutes. None of the streaming or DVD versions (save for the US Anchor Bay release) currently available include the full film; the Netflix version runs 91:15 and the Universal DVD on demand runs only 84 minutes. The penultimate scene in the grocery store is missing in these versions.