10 Vastly Underrated Sherlock Holmes Movies

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother

Another Sherlock spoof bursting with love for its inspiration, Smarter Brother was Gene Wilder’s directorial debut — and the first film he made after Young Frankenstein, with co-stars Marty Feldman and Madeline Kahn (and composer John Morris) in tow. As such, it was dismissed by critics at the time as JV Mel Brooks, but it’s a pretty funny movie, predicated on another juicy premise: that Holmes has a much smarter younger brother, Sigfried (Wilder), insanely jealous of his brother’s fame and success, who steps in for a particularly difficult case. It’s charming, goofy fun, and the big “Puttin’ on the Ritz”-style song-and-dance number “The Kangaroo Hop” is one of Wilder’s more inspired bits of silliness.