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.
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.
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