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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother

Released 1975
Distributor 20th Century Fox

Baker Street was never like this! Gene Wilder followed up his star turn in Young Frankenstein by writing, directing and starring in this well-researched period comedy featuring the great detective’s younger, envious brother, who is overmatched (to say the least) by Leo McKern’s Moriarty. Lots of hat-tips to Conan Doyle throughout for devout Holmes fans, but it’s a sublimely silly movie on its own. Albert Finney has a cameo dissing opera singers.

About Alan Spencer

Alan Spencer is best known for creating the classic satirical eighties sitcom Sledge Hammer! and the recent controversial "ultra violent" comedy Bullet in the Face for IFC. For years he's been regarded as one of Hollywood's top script doctors and has never lost a patient.