Colin Blakely, Robert Stephens and Irene Handl in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
Colin Blakely, Robert Stephens and Irene Handl in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

Billy Wilder | United Kingdom, United States of America | | PG
Film

Originally intended to run over three hours, Billy Wilder’s melancholy, deeply affectionate and subtly queer take on the “private life” and unpublished stories of the great detective was a passion project he had been working towards for over ten years.

Brilliantly designed by Alexandre Trauner and utilising huge sets constructed at Pinewood Studios, this is Wilder’s last great film and a significant influence on latter-day adaptations such as TV’s Sherlock.

Featuring one of Miklós Rózsa’s most richly enigmatic scores it stars Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely and Christopher Lee.

Format: 35mm, Colour
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Duration: 125 mins

When

19 & 21 Apr 2021

8.30pm

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Duration

125 mins

Rating

PG

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

How to get there

Membership options

Mini membership
(3 consecutive weeks from date of purchase)
Full $32
Concession $27

Annual membership
(12 consecutive months from date of purchase)
Full $173
Concession $153

Please note, online bookings incur a $1 booking fee.

How to book

Melbourne Cinémathèque patrons can pre-book one session per week, either the Monday or Wednesday night screening. This booking entitles you to entry to both films on the night you have booked. Membership does not ensure admission. Members will not be allowed entry if they have not pre-booked a ticket and the session has reached capacity.

Bookings for this session will open at 12pm Thursday 15 April.

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