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.
Although Roy Kinnear's character is unnamed in the credits (as Moriarity's Assistant) and throughout most of the movie, he is addressed once by Moriarity as "Finney". Wilder chose Kinnear for the role because the two had formed a friendship during the making ... ...
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...
When Sigerson Holmes (Gene Wilder) and Sergeant Sacker (Marty Feldman) try to avoid the buzz saw in the narrow hallway, the back side of their pants should have fallen behind them as the saw went by. However when they made their exit, the scraps of their garments were up against the wall of the enclosure they were facing.
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