The Private Eyes
The Private Eyes is a 1981 American comedy mystery film starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts. The pair play bumbling American detectives who work for Scotland Yard. It was filmed at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
The film opens early in the twentieth century, at an English country mansion with the apparent murder of Lord and Lady Morley in their car by a figure in a black cape. Inspector Winship (Knotts) and Dr. Tart (Conway), two American detectives transferred over to Scotland Yard because of problems in the United States, travel to the Morley mansion, brandishing a letter from the late Lord Morley asking him to investigate his own murder. They encounter the attractive heiress - the Morley's adopted daughter Phyllis Morley (Trisha Noble) - and are introduced to the manor's questionable staff.
|editor||Fabien D. Tordjmann Patrick M. Crawford|
|genre||comedy crime mystery|
|keywords||adopted daughter arrest boa constrictor busty butler car crash gypsy homing pigeon hunchback inspector kill maid romani people samurai sarcophagus scotland yard shadow superhuman strength torture chamber united states|
|producer||Lang Elliott Wanda Dell|
|productionCompany||The Private Eyes Partners Limited|
|publisher||New World Pictures|
|theme||buddy comedy crime comedy independent parody|