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  Unidentified player (driving), Buster Keaton and Steve Murphy (in background).
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Sherlock, Jr.
(1924) American
B&W : Four reels / 4065 feet
Directed by Buster Keaton + [Clyde Bruckman and Roscoe Arbuckle]

Cast: Buster Keaton [Sherlock, Jr.], Kathryn McGuire [the girl], Ward Crane [the rival], Joseph Keaton [the father], Horace Morgan, Jane Connelly, Erwin Connelly [the hired hand], Ford West, George Davis, John Pattrick, Ruth Holly, Steve Murphy, Doris Deane [the woman who claims the dollar], Tom Murray [the bearded man who finds the wallet]

Buster Keaton Productions, Incorporated, production; distributed by Metro Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Scenario by Jean Havez, Joe Mitchell (Joseph Mitchell) and Clyde Bruckman. Art direction by Fred Gabourie. Costume design by Clare West. Lighting electrician, Denver Harmon. Cinematography by Elgin Lessley and Byron Houck. Presented by Joseph M. Schenck. / © 22 April 1924 by Joseph M. Schenck Productions [LP20125]. Released 21 April 1924. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Arbuckle’s participation in the direction of the final film is uncertain; Arbuckle had to be released from the film due to his unproductive work.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.4988.

Survival status: Print exists in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Cohen Media Group.

Keywords: Bridges: Trestles - Chases - Correspondence courses - Film-within-film - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - Motion picture projectors - Theaters: Film (Projection booths, Projectionists) - Transportation: Automobiles, Motorcycles, Trucks

Listing updated: 6 March 2015.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F2 n. F2.4988; Bohn-Light p. 101; Brownlow-Parade pp. 314, 486, 487-488, 489; Dardis-Keaton pp. 74, 106-108, 113, 119, 291; Eames-MGM p. 14; Edmonds-Arbuckle pp. 229, 271; Everson-American pp. 273, 310d; Everson-Detective p. 211; Kerr-Silent pp. 37, 98, 124, 212-213, 219, 222, 224, 227-229, 232, 234-235, 244; Lahue-World pp. 143, 145; Limbacher-Feature p. 221; Schelly-Langdon p. 56; Shipman-Cinema pp. 82, 84; Sinyard-Silent pp. 112, 115; Sklar-Movie p. 119; Vermilye-Twenties p. 101.

Home video: DVD.

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