Sherlock Jr.

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"Every inch of footage holds such a laugh!"
  • NR
  • 1924
  • 44 min
  • 8.2  (56,235)

Sherlock Jr. is a silent comedy film that was released in 1924. It stars Buster Keaton as a film projectionist named Sherlock Jr. who aspires to be a great detective like the fictional character Sherlock Holmes. Kathryn McGuire plays his girlfriend who is constantly helping him in his investigations. Joe Keaton, Buster Keaton's father, plays his boss who also acts as a mentor to the young detective.

The film opens with Sherlock Jr. working at a movie theater as a projectionist. He is madly in love with a young woman, but her father disapproves of him because he is poor. One day, while Sherlock Jr. is working, his girlfriend's father enters the theater and accuses him of stealing a watch. This event leads to a series of misunderstandings that eventually cause Sherlock Jr. to lose his girlfriend.

To cope with his heartbreak, Sherlock Jr. daydreams about being a famous detective. He falls asleep at the projection booth and his dream begins. In his dream, he is a master detective who is tasked with recovering a stolen necklace. The owner of the necklace hires him to find it, promising him a large sum of money if he is successful.

Sherlock Jr. begins investigating and soon discovers that the thief is his girlfriend's butler. During his investigation, he encounters a number of obstacles and mishaps, but he always manages to come out on top.

The film is known for its innovative storytelling techniques, including a scene in which Buster Keaton literally steps into the movie screen and becomes a part of the film he is showing. This scene, in particular, is considered to be one of the most memorable moments in silent film history.

The film's themes of love, betrayal, and redemption are explored in a lighthearted and humorous way. It is clear that Buster Keaton, the writer, director, and star of the film, put a lot of thought into each scene and detail. His physical comedy skills are on full display, and his ability to make the audience laugh while also conveying deep emotions is impressive.

Overall, Sherlock Jr. is a classic silent film that continues to captivate audiences to this day. Its imaginative storytelling techniques and memorable characters have made it a beloved classic of the silent comedy genre.

Sherlock Jr. is a 1924 action movie with a runtime of 44 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.2.

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    44 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (56,235)