Sherlock Jr. is a 1924 American silent comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton and written by Clyde Bruckman, Jean Havez, and Joseph A. Mitchell. It features Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, and Ward Crane.
A movie theater projectionist and janitor is in love with a beautiful loveable girl. However, he has a rival, the "local sheik". 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 in his pocket, he is banished from the girl's home.
|author||Clyde Bruckman Jean Havez Joseph A. Mitchell|
|award||National Film Registry|
|director||Buster Keaton Roscoe Arbuckle|
|keywords||id kidnap movie theater outnumber pearl necklace pocket watch|
|musicBy||Club Foot Orchestra, Beth Custer, Myles Boysen, Steve Kirk, Nik Phelps, Sheldon Brownl|
|producer||Joseph M. Schenck|
|productionCompany||Metro Pictures Corporation|