The Seven-Per-Cent Solution


(out of 5)

One of the most entertaining and memorable Sherlock Holmes film adventure.  Holmes checks himself in as a patient of Sigmund Freud’s to cure his cocaine addiction at the prompting of his faithful friend Dr. Watson and, no sooner than his arrival in Vienna, a kidnapping occurs and Holmes’s personal vacation becomes a business trip. Featuring exquisite period detail and a marvelous script by Nicholas Meyer, this is one of Herbert Ross’s best films.   is terrific as Freud,  a marvel as Holmes, and  practically steals the show as Watson. Also included in the cast are  as the infamous Moriarty and  as the kidnap victim.


United Kingdom/USA, 1976

Directed by 

Screenplay by , based on characters created by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by Herbert Ross

Music by 

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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Academy Award Nominations
Best Costume Design (Alan Barrett)
Best Writing (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) (Nicholas Meyer)

National Society of Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall)

National Board Of Review Award
Top Ten Films

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium




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