retro trailer: ‘Without a Clue’

Take a look back at an old trailer…

The last installment of Steven Moffat’s updating of Sherlock Holmes airs tonight on BBC One. While we wait, another reminder of just how often the classic character has been fiddled with, updated, rewound, and reinvented by filmmakers. Here, it’s Sherlock Holmes done up Remington Steele style, as Ben Kingsley’s Watson has to hire Michael Caine’s actor to play the great detective when his readers demand to meet Holmes.

Without a Clue is available on DVD in Region 1 from and from, and in Region 2 from Amazon U.K.

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Sun, Aug 08, 2010 9:44pm

Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley as Holmes and Watson. Sigh. I love this movie. It is so delightfully stupid.