Without a Clue

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Without a Clue ★★½ 1988 (PG)

Spoof of the Sherlock Holmes legend, in which Holmes is actually portrayed by a bumbling, skirt-chasing actor, and Watson is the sole crime-solving mastermind, hiring the actor to impersonate the character made famous by the doctor's published exploits. The leads have some fun and so do we; but laughs are widely spaced. 107m/C VHS, DVD . GB Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones, Lysette Anthony, Paul Freeman, Nigel Davenport, Peter Cook, Pat Keen; D: Thom Eberhardt; W: Gary Murphy, Larry Strawther; M: Henry Mancini.