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 | 1970 | PG


19 & 21 Apr 2021


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run over three hours, Billy Wilder’s melancholy, deeply affectionate and subtly queer take on the “private life” and unpublished stories of the great detective was a passion project he had been working towards for over ten years.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


125 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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