Tag Archives: Gene Wilder

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975) Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Comedy, Crime, Musical, Mystery, Romance

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Comic actor Gene Wilder made his debut as a writer and director in this period comedy in which he plays Sigerson Holmes, the older bother of famous detective Sherlock Holmes. For years, Sigerson has been living in his little brother’s shadow, and he is convinced that he must constantly prove his superiority to his brother in all things at all times. Of course, he often fails, but one can’t argue with his determination.
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Thursday’s Game (1974) Robert Moore, Gene Wilder, Bob Newhart, Ellen Burstyn, Comedy

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Harry Evers and Marvin Ellison have been playing poker Thursday nights with their friends for years. When a disagreement breaks up the game, they decide to continue meeting and doing different things together, instead of staying home with their wives. When the wives find out that the games stopped some time ago, they are a quite upset. Just what have they been doing on Thursday nights.
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Funny About Love (1990) Leonard Nimoy, Gene Wilder, Christine Lahti, Mary Stuart Masterson, Comedy, Romance

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When Duffy Bergman, a New York cartoonist, meets Meg Lloyd, a gourmet chef, he discovers the love of his life and they marry – yet love alone isn’t enough to make them happy. Meg decides she wants to have a baby, a goal that initially makes Duffy frantic, but soon becomes his most important desire as well. When they are unable to have a baby, Meg begins concentrating on her career and the two slowly drift apart – eventually separating. Later, when Duffy is speaking at a convention of the Delta Gamma sorority, he reveals that the Delta Gamma girls have always been his dream girls – his Love Goddesses. There he meets the young and uninhibited Delta Gamma girl, Daphne Delillo. When Daphne moves to New York to work as a network sports reporter, their mutual attraction and Daphne’s spontaneity spark an adventurous new relationship for Duffy. Now Duffy must decide which is more valuable to him – the relationship he has given up, or the relationship he has always dreamed of having.
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