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Trailers from Hell: Alan Spencer on Gene Wilder's 'Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood May 10, 2013 at 11:32AM

Laffapalooza! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with television writer Alan Spencer introducing "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother," written, directed and starring Gene Wilder.
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Gene Wilder, center, in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother"
Gene Wilder, center, in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother"

Laffapalooza! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with television writer Alan Spencer introducing "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother," written, directed and starring Gene Wilder.

Baker Street was never like this! Wilder followed up his star turn in Young Frankenstein by writing, directing and starring in this well-researched period comedy featuring the great detective's younger, envious brother, who is overmatched (to say the least) by Leo McKern's Moriarty. Lots of hat-tips to Conan Doyle throughout for devout Holmes fans, but it's a sublimely silly movie on its own. Albert Finney has a cameo dissing opera singers.

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