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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Directed By: Billy Wilder
Released: October 29, 1970 (US)
December 3, 1970 (UK)
Runtime: 125 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is an affectionate, slightly parodic look at the man behind the public facade, and draws a distinction between the "real" Holmes and the character portrayed in the original Arthur Conan Doyle novels.


Director Billy Wilder adds a new and intriguing twist to the personality of intrepid detective Sherlock Holmes. One thing hasn't changed however: Holmes' crime-solving talents. Holmes and Dr. Watson take on the case of a beautiful woman whose husband has vanished. The investigation proves strange indeed, involving six missing midgets, villainous monks, a Scottish castle, the Loch Ness monster, and covert naval experiments. Can the sleuths make sense of all this and solve the mystery?

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