Watson: Here’s an advance copy of ”Strand Magazine”. They’ve printed ”The Red-headed League”.
Holmes: Very impressive.
Watson: Would you like to see how l’ve treated it?
Holmes: l can hardly wait. l’m sure l shall find out all sorts of fascinating things about the case that l never knew before.
Watson: Just what do you mean by that?
Holmes: Oh, come now, Watson. You must admit you have a tendency to overromanticize. You’ve taken my simple exercises in logic and embellished them, embroidered them, exaggerated them.
Watson: l deny the accusation.
Holmes: You’ve described me as 6’4”, whereas l am barely 6’1”.
Watson: A bit of poetic license.
Holmes: You’ve saddled me with this improbable costume, which the public now expects me to wear.
Watson: That is not my doing. Blame it on the illustrator.
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
Director: Billy Wilder