The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. Anything But Elementary.

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)


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

Director: Billy Wilder

Release Date: 1970-10-29
Status: Released
Run time: 125 min / 2:5
Budget: $10,000,000
Revenue: $1,500,000
Production Companies : Sir Nigel Films, United Artists, The Mirisch Production Company, Mirisch Films
Production Country: United Kingdom



Robert Stephens
Sherlock Holmes
Colin Blakely
Dr. John Watson
Geneviève Page
Gabrielle Valadon
Christopher Lee
Mycroft Holmes
Tamara Toumanova
Madame Petrova
Clive Revill
Nikolai Rogozhin
Irene Handl
Mrs. Hudson
Mollie Maureen
Queen Victoria
Stanley Holloway
Catherine Lacey
Woman in Wheelchair
Peter Madden
Von Tirpitz
Michael Balfour
James Copeland
John Garrie
First Carter
Godfrey James
Second Carter
Robert Cawdron
Hotel Manager
Alex McCrindle
Frank Thornton
Paul Hansard
George Benson
Inspector Lestrade (uncredited)


Directing Billy Wilder Director
Writing Arthur Conan Doyle Characters
Writing Billy Wilder Writer
Writing I. A. L. Diamond Writer
Production Billy Wilder Producer
Sound Miklós Rózsa Original Music Composer
Editing Ernest Walter Editor
Camera Christopher Challis Director of Photography
Production Lesley De Pettit Casting
Art Alexandre Trauner Production Design
Art Tony Inglis Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Julie Harris Costume Design
Crew Cliff Richardson Special Effects
Crew Wally Veevers Special Effects
Camera Freddie Cooper Camera Operator
Sound Roy Baker Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Biddy Chrystal Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Ernest Gasser Makeup Artist
Art Maurice Binder Title Designer
Production Eric Rattray Production Manager
Production Larry DeWaay Production Supervisor
Directing Tom Pevsner Assistant Director
Directing Elaine Schreyeck Continuity
Sound J. W. N. Daniel Sound Recordist
Sound Dudley Messenger Sound Recordist
Sound Gordon K. McCallum Sound Recordist
Art Terry Parr Set Dresser
Art Vernon Dixon Set Dresser
Production Ivo Nightingale Location Manager
Art Leon Davis Construction Coordinator
Production Henry E. Lester Other
Crew David Blair Choreographer
Sound Miklós Rózsa Conductor
Production I. A. L. Diamond Associate Producer

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