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Sherlock, Jr.


Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly View All


Buster Keaton (Director), Clyde Bruckman (Screenplay), Jean C. Havez (Story), Joseph A. Mitchell (Story) View All

Release: Apr. 17th, 1924
Runtime: 45 minutes
A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.
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A brief yet novel take on the detective genre that uses the narrative excuse of a dream sequence in order to deliver some innovative silent-film visuals (just check the start of the dream sequence where Keaton's character ends up on the cinema screen and is constantly flitting through different back....
This was only my second Keaton film after The General (I ended up seeing two more of his short films after this), but this one follows a "similar" template in which he finds himself in wacky predicaments to earn the love of a girl.
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