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They Might Be Giants (9-Jun-1971)

Director: Anthony Harvey

Writer: James Goldman

From a play: They Might Be Giants by James Goldman

Music Composed and Supervised by: John Barry

Producer: John Foreman

Keywords: Mystery, Sherlock Holmes

George C. Scott stars as wealthy heir Justin Playfair, who, crushed by the death of his beloved, has dreamed himself into the identity of Sherlock Holmes, tweed costume and all. Apparently a plot has been hatched to end his life, and the detective must use his powers of deduction -- or sophistry, inventing clues out of wordplay and coincidence -- to see himself through to the end. A strange movie, dear and unexpectedly sweet.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
F. Murray Abraham
Actor
24-Oct-1939   Mozart's antagonist in Amadeus
Paul Benedict
Actor
17-Dec-1938 1-Dec-2008 Harry Bentley on The Jeffersons
Sudie Bond
Actor
13-Jul-1928 10-Nov-1984 Silkwood
Jack Gilford
Actor
25-Jul-1908 2-Jun-1990 Save the Tiger
Al Lewis
Actor
30-Apr-1923 3-Feb-2006 Grandpa on The Munsters
Rue McClanahan
Actor
21-Feb-1934 3-Jun-2010 Blanche on The Golden Girls
Eugene Roche
Actor
22-Sep-1928 28-Jul-2004 Bill Parker on Webster
George C. Scott
Actor
18-Oct-1927 22-Sep-1999 Patton
James Tolkan
Actor
20-Jun-1931   Back to the Future
M. Emmet Walsh
Actor
22-Mar-1935   Grizzled character actor
Joanne Woodward
Actor
27-Feb-1930   The Three Faces of Eve
Louis Zorich
Actor
12-Feb-1924   Burt Buchman on Mad About You

CAST

George C. Scott   ...   Justin
Joanne Woodward   ...   Watson
Co-Starring
Jack Gilford   ...   Peabody
Lester Rawlins   ...   Blevins
Al Lewis   ...   Messenger
Rue McClanahan   ...   Daisy
Ron Weyand   ...   Dr. Strauss
Oliver Clark   ...   Mr. Small
Theresa Merritt   ...   Peggy
Jenny Egan   ...   Miss Finch
Jane Hoffman   ...   2nd Telephone Operator
Michael McGuire   ...   Telephone Guard
Eugene Roche   ...   Policeman
James Tolkan   ...   Mr. Brown
Kitty Winn   ...   Grace
Sudie Bond   ...   Maud
Staats Cotsworth   ...   Winthrop
F. Murray Abraham   ...   Clyde
Paul Benedict   ...   Chestnut Man
M. Emmet Walsh   ...   1st Sanitation Man
Louis Zorich   ...   2nd Sanitation Man
Ted Beniades   ...   Taxi Driver
Worthington Miner   ...   Mr. Bagg
Frances Fuller   ...   Mrs. Bagg
Ralph Clanton   ...   Supermarket Manager
John McCurry   ...   Lieutenant

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