The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

★★★☆☆ UK / USA. 1h53m. Mystery. Directed by Herbert Ross. Written by Nicholas Meyer (screenplay) and Nicholas Meyer (“The Seven-Per-Cent Solution”). Cinematography by Oswald Morris. Edited by Chris Barnes. Music by John Addison. Starring Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin, Laurence Olivier, Charles Gray, Samantha Eggar, Vanessa Redgrave, Joel Grey, Jeremy Kemp, Jill Townsend.

Dr. John H. Watson (Robert Duvall) becomes convinced that his friend Sherlock Holmes (Nicol Williamson) is delusional as a result of his addiction to cocaine, particularly in his belief that Professor James Moriarty (Laurence Olivier) is a criminal mastermind. Moriarty visits Watson to complain about being harassed by Holmes. Watson enlists the aid of Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft (Charles Gray), to trick Holmes into traveling to Vienna, where he will be treated by Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin).

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