Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother- 1975, directed by Gene Wilder, starring Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, and Dom DeLuise

Maltin says-  Wilder's first film as a writer-director-star is mild spoof of Sherlockian adventures, as Sigerson Holmes becomes involved with music-hall songstress Kahm, a damsel in distress.  DeLuise, as a hammy opera star, adds film's liveliest moments.  Listen carefully for vocal cameo by Mel Brooks.  Made in England.  2 and a half stars.

I say-  Not Wilder's finest work.  Rather bland, and very slow.  The jokes seem forced, and the acting is played comically instead of seriously, which does not lend itself to the quality.  1 star.

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