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