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Some Like It WilderThe Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder$
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Gene D. Phillips

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125701

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.001.0001

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The Game’s Afoot

The Game’s Afoot

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

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(p.293) 16 The Game’s Afoot
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Some Like It Wilder
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GENE D. PHILLIPS

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0016

The character of Sherlock Holmes was inspired by Joseph Bell, a physician who taught Conan Doyle in medical school. William Gillette wrote a play, Sherlock Holmes (1899), in which the playwright played Holmes on tour for three decades. Robert Stephens, who would play the title role in Billy Wilder's film, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, also starred in the revival in New York. This film is the second Wilder film that foregrounds male friendship. Wilder called the movie the story of “the friendship between Holmes and Watson when they were young”. When the DVD finally arrived in 2003, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes met with fresh acclaim. It has at last come to occupy a prominent place in the canon of Wilder's work.

Keywords:   The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, Billy Wilder, Robert Stephens, male friendship, Watson, Joseph Bell, William Gillette, Conan Doyle

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