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  • The biggest problem is Moriarty, played admirably by Leo McKern

    • by dennismoore2
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      This is a tough one. Bright cast, and comedy done in the style of Mel Brooks’ comedy, prevalent during the 70s, this film showed great promise. But for me, while quaint, this film did not deliver on it’s character expectations.

      The story centers around Segerson Holmes,


      jealous older brother of the famous detective, when Sherlock and Watson are either too busy on a case, or frankly don’t want to deal with a case, Segerson gets it. Good premise, but it falls flat.

      The biggest problem is Moriarty, played admirably by Leo McKern.


      • To me, the comedy should not have extended to the character of Moriarty. The legendary characters should have maintained their serious British personalities, while Segerson, played by Gene Wilder, and his client, played by Madelaine Kahn, and the Scotland Yard Inspector, played by Marty Feldman,
        should have held us in their comedically expert hands.

        But, for those who delight in the Brooksian humor of the 70s, should find enough here to spend a pleasant couple of hours. I would vote, however, for a remake, to take advantage of such a good premise.




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