The Private Eyes

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"Who better to solve England's most puzzling mystery than these two international crime busters?"
  • PG
  • 1980
  • 6.5  (3,618)

The Private Eyes is a comedic mystery film released in 1980, starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts as inept detectives. The film is directed by Lang Elliott and produced by Edward Montagne. The story begins when a wealthy couple, the Uptons, invite their heirs to their mansion for a reading of their will. But before the will is read, the Uptons are murdered, and their butler is the prime suspect. The Uptons' lawyer calls upon the services of bumbling detectives, Inspector Winship (Knotts) and Dr. Tart (Conway), to solve the case.

Inspector Winship is a timid and nervous man who suffers from extreme anxiety, while Dr. Tart is a clumsy ophthalmologist who has never solved a crime before. Despite their lack of skills, the two bumbling detectives attempt to solve the case in their own unique and comedic way.

As they investigate the case, Winship and Tart discover that the Uptons' mansion is filled with hidden passages and secret rooms, creating a series of wacky and absurd situations. They encounter a number of eccentric characters, including the Uptons' greedy heirs, who all have a motive for murder.

Throughout the film, Conway and Knotts deliver hilarious performances, with their slapstick humor and quirky mannerisms. The two actors have a great chemistry and play well off each other's comedic timing, adding to the film's charm.

Trisha Noble co-stars as a potential suspect, who becomes an unlikely ally to the bumbling detectives. She provides a touch of glamour to the film, and her character's involvement adds a twist to the plot.

The Private Eyes is a classic comedy mystery film, with a cheesy and over-the-top plot, designed to keep the audience entertained. The film provides a nostalgic view of the 1980s, with its outdated hairstyles, fashion, and soundtrack. The score, by John Morris, is reminiscent of classic detective films of the 1940s and 1950s, adding to the film's overall comedic tone.

Despite its flaws, The Private Eyes is a fun and enjoyable film, thanks to the performances of Tim Conway and Don Knotts. It's the perfect film to watch with the family, providing a good dose of laughter and entertainment.

The Private Eyes is a 1980 comedy. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    6.5  (3,618)