They Might Be Giants (1971)

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Disturbed by his wife's death, lawyer Justin Playfair believes himself to be Sherlock Holmes. He catches the interest of his psychiatrist, Dr Mildred Watson, who joins him in a detective quest round New York (a telephone exchange, a cinema, a reading room, an ornamental garden, a supermarket, Central Park) in supposed pursuit of his nemesis, Moriarty. Mildred goes from seeing him as a rare and fascinating patient to seeing him as a rare and dignified man. Meanwhile, Justin's brother is attempting to have him committted in order to inherit the estate.

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