Billy Wilder's The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

Billy Wilder's The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

DVD - 2014
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When a beautiful woman claims that her dear husband has disappeared, the investigation takes Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to Scotland, where they uncover a plot involving a clandestine society, Her Majesty's Secret Service, and the Loch Ness Monster! But before he can deduce matters to the elementary, Holmes makes an error that may jeopardize the national safety of Britain and ruin his reputation.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Lorber Corp., [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: DVD FILM BIL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,Dolby
NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1

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jimg2000
May 03, 2020

First released in 1970. A complex mystery that has a sexy damsel, a monster, Loch Ness/Highland/Scotland location, the Queen, midgets, spies ... all happen after a fun ballerina skit that displays the quirky private life of Holmes and Watson.

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bruce0206
Feb 08, 2019

My all time favorite movie. Robert Stephens and Colin Blakely are better than Jeremy Brett and David Burke/Edward Hardwicke, and more like the Holmes and Watson of Doyle's books.

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voisjoe1_0
Jan 27, 2017

One of Billy Wilder’s last films is a story of Sherlock Holmes that could not be told until many, many years after his death. And in this film we find out why the story had to be kept secret so many years after the death of the author of Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. May both Holmes and Doyle rest in peace. OK, have I convinced you that Holmes was a real person?

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Onewhoissaved
May 18, 2015

I was hoping for something entertaining, intriguing, captivating. Instead I got about 45 minutes of nap time and wondered why on Earth did Billy Wilder think this was a movie worth writing and producing and directing. The film opens with a famous Russian ballerina offering Holmes a Stradivarius violin if he would be willing to sexually impregnate her because she wants a child with a proved genius for a father. Holmes begs out by telling her that he and Doctor Watson are engaged in a homosexual relationship and that women are not his 'cup of tea'. When Watson finds out what Holmes has said he is beside himself. This is not comedy. I hoped the film was going to improve its' entertainment but, alas, this didn't happen. Unwatchable!

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jimg2000
May 03, 2020

IMDb has some good ones including the one below:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066249/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

Holmes: Criminals are as unpredictable as head colds. You never know when you're going to catch one.

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