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Sherlock, Jr.
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Buster Keaton Buster Keaton
Projectionist / Sherlock, Jr.
Kathryn McGuire Kathryn McGuire
The Girl
Joe Keaton Joe Keaton
The Girl's Father / Man on Film Screen
Erwin Connelly Erwin Connelly
The Hired Man / The Butler
Ward Crane Ward Crane
The Local Sheik / The Villain
Jane Connelly Jane Connelly
The Mother
George Davis George Davis
Conspirator
Doris Deane Doris Deane
Girl Who Loses Dollar Outside Cinema


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Jean C. Havez Jean C. Havez
Joseph A. Mitchell Joseph A. Mitchell


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3 years, 9 months ago at Dec 1 2:20
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Since I kept hearing good things about this movie from my friend who likes it, I decided to check it out. To be deceitful, I wasn't sure what to expect, because I'm not that familiar with Buster Keaton. This movie came out in 1924 when there were a lot of silent movies. Basically, it's about a guy and some stuff happens and honestly, I wasn't blown away. To conclude, it's worth a look, especially ... read more

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6 years, 3 months ago at Jun 17 19:19
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While not my favourite of Keaton's excursions, there's an undeniable charm to it. Never mind the reference to Sherlock, though; I think, after having seen this, that Buster Keaton should be more widely credited as the first Bond!

Silent Perfection

4 years, 8 months ago at Jan 16 22:13
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I’m not a silent film aficionado, I’m more of a tourist when it comes to this era of filmmaking. Sherlock Jr. is the only silent film I’ve ever awarded a perfect five star rating and I doubt I will ever come across another silent movie as fun, thrilling, inventive or as mind blowing as Sherlock Jr.; in my view Buster Keaton’s crowning achievement. Most of Keaton’s silent output is great ... read more
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A projectionist and a sheik are rivals for a girl. The sheik steals her father's watch and Sherlock is blamed. Back at his projectionist's job he dreams himself and everyone else in his life into the movie which is playing. He is now Sherlock Holmes looking for some stolen pearls.
Release date: 11 May 1924
Tags: Silent (16), Comedy (13), 1924 (11), 1920s (11), Romance (8), Mystery (6), Fantasy (5), Usa (5), Black & White (5), Black And White (4), Character Name In Title (4), Dream Sequence (3), Crime (3), Wallet (3), Slapstick (3), Thief (3), Small Town (3), Surrealism (3), American (2), Buster Keaton (2)
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