I somehow missed The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes back in 1970 when it was first released. I finally got around to viewing the DVD and found the movie to be a mixed bag. A dazed but beautiful woman shows up at the door of Holmes (Robert Stephens) and Watson (Colin Blakely), but–of course–she has amnesia. Holmes cleverly determines the woman’s identity and learns she’s searching for her missing husband. Holmes is about to dismiss such a mundane cases when he and Watson are summoned by Mycroft Holmes. “The game’s afoot!” is actually uttered.
The movie slows down to a glacial pace and the Loch Ness monster shows up. If you’re looking for something different, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes might be your cup of tea, but it wasn’t mine. What’s your favorite Sherlock Holmes movie or TV series? GRADE: B-