A well thought out and well written review of the Billy Wilder classic “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.” It skews negative, calling out the movies tendency to vacillate between serious and comedic. I have to say I enjoy this movie, although much of the criticism levelled against it here is valid. To me, the tonal shift is not so wide that it invalidates either approach. I laugh at the funny parts, and I think they lend richness to the more serious moments later.
It’s also worth mentioning that this movie A) contains Christopher Lee and B) is likely a serious influence on the Gatiss/Moffat BBC show.