Hilarious spoof of all the Holmes film adventures by director-writer Wilder, who also stars as the utterly berserk younger brother of the great sleuth, consumed by jealousy over his brother's fame, detective acumen, and mere presence in the same country. The obsessively quirkish Wilder
must outdo his brother in everything, from fencing to inventions, from detecting the smallest clue to unraveling the most fiendish plot. In this case, he's tracking down some vital state secrets that are missing and are about to fall into the clutching hands of, naturally, the evil Professor
Moriarty, devilishly and deftly played by McKern. Aiding the outlandishly courageous Wilder i...