They Might Be Giants

Overview

George C. Scott stars as Justin Playfair, a retired, widowed judge who labors under the delusion that he's Sherlock Holmes. Feigning concern, Playfair's greedy brother Blevins Lester Rawlins hires psychologist Dr. Mildred Watson Joanne Woodward to certify that Justin is insane--and in so doing gain control of the judge's millions. Instead, Dr. Watson is drawn into Playfair's dream world, accompanying the judge on his quest to find the elusive and imaginary Professor Moriarty. Reality rears its head when a group ...
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Overview

George C. Scott stars as Justin Playfair, a retired, widowed judge who labors under the delusion that he's Sherlock Holmes. Feigning concern, Playfair's greedy brother Blevins Lester Rawlins hires psychologist Dr. Mildred Watson Joanne Woodward to certify that Justin is insane--and in so doing gain control of the judge's millions. Instead, Dr. Watson is drawn into Playfair's dream world, accompanying the judge on his quest to find the elusive and imaginary Professor Moriarty. Reality rears its head when a group of vicious blackmailers, to whom Blevins is deeply in debt, attempt to assassinate brother Justin. In a sequence originally cut from the release version but restored for television, Playfair and Watson are rescued by a group of middle-aged eccentrics, who like the judge would give anything to live the lives of their literary favorites the most poignant of these is librarian Jack Gilford, who "wishes to God" that he were the Scarlet Pimpernel.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2000
  • UPC: 013131091731
  • Original Release: 1971
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George C. Scott Justin
Joanne Woodward Watson
Jack Gilford Peabody
Lester Rawlins Blevins
Rue McClanahan Daisy
Staats Cotsworth Winthrop
Ron Weyand Dr. Strauss
F. Murray Abraham Clyde, the usher
Candice Azzara Teenage Girl
Paul Benedict Chestnut Vendor
Ted Beniades Taxi Driver
Sudie Bond Maud
Tony Capodilupo Chief
Ralph Clanton Supermarket Manager
Oliver Clark Mr. Small
Matthew Cowles Teenage Boy
Jenny Egan Miss Finch
Peter Fredericks Her Boy Friend
Frances Fuller Mrs. Bagg
Jane Hoffman 2nd Telephone Operator
Al Lewis Messenger
John McCurry Police Lieutenant
Michael McGuire Telephone Guard
Theresa Merritt Peggy
Worthington Miner Mr. Bagg
Eugene Roche Policeman
Jacques Sandulescu His Driver
James Tolkan Mr. Brown
M. Emmet Walsh 1st Sanitation Man
Kitty Winn Grace
Louis Zorich Sanitation Man
Technical Credits
Anthony Harvey Director
John Barry Score Composer
Nathan Boxer Sound/Sound Designer
Fern Buchner Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Caffey Associate Producer
Vincent Callaghan Makeup
Norman Cohen Asst. Director
John C. Foreman Producer
James Goldman Screenwriter
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Victor J. Kemper Cinematographer
John Robert Lloyd Production Designer
Barry Malkin Editor
Herb Mulligan Set Decoration/Design
Paul Newman Producer
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Louis A. Stroller Asst. Director
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