The Private Eyes

The Private Eyes

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

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Wacky comedy doesn't come any broader than The Private Eyes, featuring '80s favorites Don Knotts and Tim Conway as bumbling detectives attempting to find out who killed Lord and Lady Morley. The small distributor Hen's Tooth Entertainment brings The Private Eyes to DVD for fans of this low-budget comedy. The bad news is that The Private Eyes is presented in a very grainy full-frame transfer. The blacks were not always solid, though the colors were usually bright and clear. Certainly a widescreen version is preferred, or even a cleaned-up version of the print. The audio for The Private Eyes is presented in a less than stellar Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono track. No subtitles are included, though the Dolby 2.0 track is clear of any distortion. Extra features include a scratchy full-frame theatrical trailer for The Private Eyes, as well as a commentary track featuring Tim Conway and producer/director Lang Elliott. The track is a lot of fun, including zingers and production information from both men. The Private Eyes is not as up to par as it should be, but it could have been much worse.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2000
UPC: 0759731407427
Original Release: 1980
Rating: NR
Source: Henstooth Video
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 3,071

Special Features

Chapter search; Original theatrical trailer; Photo gallery of production stills; Audio commentary by Tim Conway and Lang Elliott

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

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. A Double Murder [7:38]
2. The Morley Case [9:23]
3. Getting The Facts [5:31]
4. Lord Morley's Room [10:01]
5. Re-enactment [4:44]
6. Looking For Evidence [7:01]
7. In The Graveyard [10:15]
8. Crypt Keeper [9:40]
9. Secret Passage [8:42]
10. The Torture Chamber [11:26]
11. Solving The Mystery [3:42]
12. Credits [2:41]

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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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