PG | | Comedy, Crime, Musical
The younger brother of the consulting detective tries to steal Sherlock's glory by solving an important case assisted by an eccentric Scotland Yard detective and a lovely but suspicious actress.
The 1970s had a cycle of several Sherlock Holmes satires and comedies. Titles included The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978), this movie, and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970). In the 1980s came Without a Clue (1988).
The Foreign Secretary, Lord Redcliff!
Lord Redcliff: Your Majesty, being inside of your confidence is the greatest joy I've ever known. Ahem...
Queen Victoria: Lord Redcliff, the fate of England is now in your hands.
Lord Redcliff: Your Confidence... being inside of Your Majesty is the greatest...
While Holmes and Watson (in disguise) are serenading Sigerson near the climactic scene, the bow of Sherlock's violin is screwed too tight, making the wood of the bow convex. Although nowadays early music specialists do use this convention in imitation of baroque players, in Holmes' time it would be the sign of an amateur, inexperienced violinist.
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