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Sherlock Jr / Sherlock Junior / Buster Keaton: Sherlock Junior

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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
8.82 /10
Buster Keaton , Kathryn McGuire, Ward Crane
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Directed by: Buster Keaton
Written by: Clyde Bruckman, Jean Havez, Joseph Mitchell

Released: 1924
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 45

A projectionist accused of stealing a watch (Buster Keaton, pictured) dreams himself into the movie which is on screen, and becomes a great detective.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Surreal comedy which wastes little time on exposition and sets out on a succession of marvellously inventive sight-gags. The witty special effects are impressive for their time. It's a silent comedy masterpiece which many consider Keaton's best. Its influence can clearly be seen on much later films such as The Purple Rose of Cairo and The Last Action Hero.

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