The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Director Billy Wilder uses incidents from his own life in exploring the mystery of Sherlock Holmes's sexual preference and past romances. Holmes (Robert Stephens) shoots cocaine to combat the boredom that plagues him between cases. But his ennui evaporates when he attends a Russian ballet performance where the prima ballerina asks Holmes to become the father of her child. The film portrays Holmes as a very complicated and flawed individual.