Trailer Tuesday: ‘The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother’ (1975)

Gene Wilder is Sigerson Holmes in 'The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother,' 1975

Gene Wilder is Sigerson Holmes in ‘The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother,’ 1975

Gene Wilder‘s directorial debut, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother, hit theaters in December of 1975. The comedy starred Wilder as Sherlock’s brother, Sigerson Holmes, Marty Feldman as Sgt. Orville Stanley Sacker and Madeline Kahn as Jenny Hill. The film did quite well financially, making it onto the Top 20 box office list for the year.

Marty Feldman is Sgt. Sacker in 'The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother,' 1975

Marty Feldman is Sgt. Sacker in ‘The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother,’ 1975

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother focuses on a case involving an opera and a document stolen from Queen Victoria. Co-stars in the film include Dom DeLuise, Leo McKern and Roy Kinnear. Vincent Canby of The New York Times enjoyed the movie and his 1975 review said Wilder “makes an impressive debut as a comedy director.” Other reviews were mixed.

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother Theatrical Trailer, 1975

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother Wiki, IMDb
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother review at Every70sMovie

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Previously on Trailer Tuesday: ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ (1970)

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