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Sherlock Jr (1924)

Unrated

Comedy/Short · 0h 45m · 4/17/1924

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Description

A movie theater projectionist and janitor (Buster Keaton) is in love with a beautiful girl (Kathryn McGuire). However, he has a rival, the "local sheik" (Ward Crane). Neither has much money. The projectionist buys a $1 box of chocolates, all he can afford, and changes the price to $4 before giving it and a ring to her. The sheik steals and pawns the girl's father's pocket watch for $4. With the money, he buys a $3 box of chocolates for the girl. When the father notices his watch is missing, the sheik slips the pawn ticket into the projectionist's pocket unnoticed. The projectionist, studying to be a detective, offers to solve the crime, but when the pawn ticket is found, is banished from the girl's home. While showing a film about the theft of a pearl necklace, he falls asleep and dreams that he enters the movie as a detective. The other actors are replaced by the projectionist's "real" acquaintances. When he awakens, the girl shows up to tell him that she learned the identity of the real thief. As a reconciliation is playing on the screen, he mimics the actor's behavior.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Metro Productions

Revenue

$977,375
Cast
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Buster Keaton

Projectionist / Sherlock, Jr.
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Kathryn McGuire

The Girl
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Joe Keaton

The Girl's Father / Man on Film Screen
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Erwin Connelly

The Hired Man / The Butler
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Ward Crane

The Local Sheik / The Villain
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Jane Connelly

The Mother (uncredited)
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George Davis

Conspirator (uncredited)
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Doris Deane

Girl Who Loses Dollar Outside Cinema (uncredited)
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Christine Francis

Candy Store Girl (uncredited)
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Betsy Ann Hisle

Little Girl (uncredited)
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Kewpie Morgan

Conspirator (uncredited)
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Steve Murphy

Conspirator (uncredited)
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John Patrick

Conspirator (uncredited)
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Ford West

Theatre Manager / Gillette (uncredited)
Crew
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Buster Keaton

Director
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John G. Blystone

Director
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Jean C. Havez

Writer
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Joseph A. Mitchell

Writer
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Clyde Bruckman

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Sherlock Jr.

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

12/11/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

Sherlock Jr.

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

7/9/2019

Disc Title Front Cover

Sherlock Jr.

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Sherlock, Jr.

(DVD)

11/23/1999

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