After the success of 1975’s Disney Classic, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Tim Conaway and Don Knotts teamed up for five movies in five years. The under-appreciated “The Prize Fighter” and the sequel to the “Apple Dumpling Gang” were some of the movies made in that era. The Private Eyes was the last of that the era.
You can consider this the last team-up of these great comedians. The only other time the two would be seen on film as the duo again would be 1985’s Cannonball Run 2 in a cameo.
The movie is supposed to be a Sherlock Holmes spoof but is really just vintage Knotts and Conaway. Think of the movie version of Clue if it starred these guys.
It’s worth seeing only if you are a big fan of this comedy duo.
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