Synopsis

The enduring power of this silent-era comedy classic from director/star Buster Keaton can be ascertained simply by recognizing how often its central concept has been cribbed, most notably by writer/director Woody Allen for The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985). Keaton is a cinema projectionist who dreams of being a famous detective, like Sherlock Holmes. In love with a beautiful girl (Kathryn McGuire), he presents her with chocolates and a ring, but another suitor (Ward Crane) also vies for her affections. The projectionist unsuccessfully tails his romantic rival, a deceitful sort who has stolen a watch from the girl's home and pawned it to buy her a larger box of candy. Falsely accused of the crime by his girlfriend's family, the heartbroken young man falls asleep at work while exhibiting a movie. He dreams that he walks into the screen and interacts with the film's characters -- now the players in the stolen watch imbroglio.~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide

Film Credits

Director:
Buster Keaton
Producer:
Joseph M. Schenck, Buster Keaton
Writer:
Clyde Bruckman, Jean C. Havez
Starring:
Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly, Ward Crane, Buster Keaton

More Information

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Rating:U
Universal - Suitable for allA U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over, although it is impossible to predict what might upset any particular child. U films should be set within a positive framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror. If a work is particularly suitable for pre-school children, this will be indicated in the BBFCinsight.
Country: United States
Language: English
Released:21/04/1924
Duration: 45 min
Genres: Action Comedy Family Suspense

Sherlock Jr. (1924)

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