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.~Jason Buchanan
Audio commentary by Tim Conway and director Lang Elliott
Several people had talked about Private Eyes being one of the films shot at Biltmore Estate and I found this movie had more footage at Biltmore than many of the other movies shot there that I have seen. It is what I call stupid comedy, but when you just want to sit and laugh at Don Knotts and Tim Conway it hits the spot or if you have ever been to Biltmore and can say I recognize that.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
Love the movie glad I had opportunity to buy. Classics like this aren’t made.
This movie was one of my favorites growing up. It didn't age incredibly well, but I watch it because I have such a great history with it. I was disappointed when I saw that the DVD version was cropped to 4:3. This Blu Ray version fixed that. You can now enjoy this movie in full 16:9 framing, the way it was meant to be seen.