10 Vastly Underrated Sherlock Holmes Movies

The Strange Case of the End of Civilization As We Know It

Joseph McGrath’s 1979 TV movie is a much broader spoof, taking easy but funny shots at Holmes’ cocaine consumption and the buffoonery of Watson (much more present in Nigel Bruce’s famed portrayal of the good doctor than in the original texts). But the most important factor of The Strange Case is the casting — namely, the delicious prospect of John Cleese (in full-on know-it-all smug prick mode) as the grandson of Sherlock Holmes.