The Private Eyes

The Private Eyes

Director: Lang Elliott Cast: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Trisha Noble
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The Private Eyes

Tim Conway and Don Knotts play two bumbling Scotland Yard investigators out to solve a double murder in this silly send-up of vintage, "old dark house" films. The intrepid Winship (Knotts) and his assistant Tart (Conway) arrive at a Gothic mansion occupied by the grieving heiress Phyllis (Tricia Noble), whose parents have just perished under suspicious circumstances. Meanwhile, a quirky crew of servants ranging from a butler with serious rage issues to a samurai warrior cook and busty maid with a bubbly personality all display likely motives for murder. As a mysterious, black-cloaked killer methodically dispatches with the help, the inept investigators search for clues while being watched by paintings with moving eyes, exploring a frightful a torture chamber, and attempting to communicate with their superiors at Scotland Yard via carrier pigeons who never seem to reach their intended destination.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2010
UPC: 0759731412421
Original Release: 1980
Rating: PG
Source: Henstooth Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 14,543

Special Features

Audio commentary by Tim Conway and director Lang Elliott; Photo gallery; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Conway Dr. Tart
Don Knotts Inspector Winship
Trisha Noble Mistress Phyllis Morley
Bernard Fox Justin
Grace Zabriskie Nanny
Irwin Keyes Jock
Suzy Mandel Hilda
Stan Ross Tibet
John Fujioka Mr. Uwatsum
Fred Stuthman Lord Morley
Mary Nell Santacroce Lady Morley
Patrick Cranshaw Roy
Lang Elliott Actor
Robert V. Barron Gas Station Attendant

Technical Credits
Lang Elliott Director,Producer
Alan Balsam Editor
Tim Conway Screenwriter
Patrick M. Crawford Editor
Wanda Dell Producer
Christine Goulding Costumes/Costume Designer
Jacques Haitkin Cinematographer
Peter Matz Score Composer
John Myhers Screenwriter
Vincent Peranio Art Director
Tim Suhrstedt Cinematographer
Fabien Tordfmann Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Private Eyes
1. A Double Murder [7:37]
2. The Morley Case [9:22]
3. Getting the Facts [5:31]
4. Lord Morley's Room [10:01]
5. Reenactment [4:45]
6. Looking for Evidence [7:01]
7. In the Graveyard [10:15]
8. Crypt Keeper [9:41]
9. Secret Passage [8:41]
10. Torture Chamber [11:27]
11. Solving the Mystery [3:42]
12. End Credits [2:42]

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The Private Eyes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I used to have a tape of this movie (which by the way is older than I am) that my parents had taped off of TV. I watched it so many times that I wore out the tape. I started jumping up and down when I saw that it had finally com out on DVD. Movie's don't get much funnier than this, and I absolutely love the pigeons, the 'buzzard pus' part, and the portion where they're in the pantry looking for clues. I roll on the floor laughing everytime I watch this movie. I fantastic cast, and excellent timing and delivery on the humor make this a fantastic movie. A true must see for those who enjoy great slapstick humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I truely enjoyed this movie, it was flimed at biltmore house in north carolina. after i saw the movie i went to the house and looked for the hidden doors and other stuff.
kalejya More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite movie ever,,, the comedy of these two are bar none!!!! the slapstick old time comedy and the chemistry they have together is unbelievable, I love everything about the movie,, i could watch this every day and still side split laugh..... AWESOME!!!!
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