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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (29-Oct-1970)

Director: Billy Wilder

Writers: Billy Wilder; I. A. L. Diamond

From novel by: Arthur Conan Doyle (character basis)

Music: Miklos Rozsa

Producer: Billy Wilder

Keywords: Mystery, Comedy, Sherlock Holmes

An amnesiac woman in distress arrives at 221B Baker Street; she turns out to be Gabrielle Valladon, wife of a Belgian mining engineer whose husband she has lost contact with. Holmes takes up the case reluctantly, mainly to get her out of their shared flat. Her story leads them to brother Mycroft Holmes, midgets, and a road trip to infamous Loch Ness. Prefixed by a bit of the detective's backstory and a silly escapade with a Russian ballerina. Mystery with touches of comedy, Billy Wilder does not disappoint.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Colin Blakely
Actor
23-Sep-1930 7-May-1987 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Irene Handl
Actor
27-Dec-1901 29-Nov-1987 Matronly British character actor
Stanley Holloway
Actor
1-Oct-1890 30-Jan-1982 Passport to Pimlico
Christopher Lee
Actor
27-May-1922   The Face of Fu Manchu
Geneviève Page
Actor
13-Dec-1927   Belle de Jour
Clive Revill
Actor
18-Apr-1930   Avanti!
Robert Stephens
Actor
14-Jul-1931 12-Nov-1995 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Frank Thornton
Actor
15-Jan-1921 16-Mar-2013 Are You Being Served?

CAST

Starring
Robert Stephens   ...   Sherlock Holmes
Colin Blakely   ...   Dr. Watson
Co-Starring
Irene Handl   ...   Mrs. Hudson
Stanley Holloway   ...   Gravedigger
Catherine Lacey   ...   Woman in Wheelchair
Christopher Lee   ...   Mycroft Holmes
Geneviève Page   ...   Gabrielle Valladon
Clive Revill   ...   Rogozhin
Tamara Toumanova   ...   Madame Petrova
With
Mollie Maureen   ...   Queen Victoria
Peter Madden   ...   Von Tirpitz
Michael Balfour   ...   Cabby
James Copeland   ...   Guide
Alex McCrindle   ...   Baggageman
John Garrie   ...   First Carter
Godfrey James   ...   Second Carter
Frank Thornton   ...   Porter
Robert Cawdron   ...   Hotel Manager
Paul Hansard   ...   Monk

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