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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

Billy Wilder / GB, US, 1970 / 125 min.

There have been numerous Sherlock Holmes adaptations for cinema and television, the most recent interpreters having been Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr. The making of Billy Wilder’s own witty version was laden with difficulties, but deserves reappraisal.

Details

Director

Billy Wilder

Production year

1970

Country

GB, US

Original title

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

Length

125 min.

Language

ENG

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Sweet & Sour: The Films of Billy Wilder

The legendary screenwriter and Hollywood director Billy Wilder was a brilliant word artist. His Oscar-winning classics are brimming with irresistible and cynical humour: incredibly funny, bold and incisive.

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