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

  1. Billy Wilder

    Director, Writer

  2. Arthur Conan Doyle


  3. I. A. L. Diamond


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert Stephens

    Robert Stephens

    Sherlock Holmes

  2. Colin Blakely

    Colin Blakely

    Dr. John Watson

  3. Geneviève Page

    Geneviève Page

    Gabrielle Valadon

  4. Christopher Lee

    Christopher Lee

    Mycroft Holmes

  5. Tamara Toumanova

    Tamara Toumanova

    Madame Petrova

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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes


Status Released

Release Information

  • October 29, 1970


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 5m

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue $1,500,000.00



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