October 4th, 2012: Sherlock Jr. (1924)

 

What It’s About: A projectionist (Buster Keaton) imagines himself on the screen as Sherlock Jr.; but when he’s framed for stealing his girl’s (Kathryn  McGuire) father’s (Joe Keaton) pocket watch, will he be able to prove his innocence?

Why Watch it Today?:  Buster Keaton was born on this date in 1895Sherlock Jr. is one of Keaton’s best films, and clocks in at just under 50 minutes.

Other Choices:  Steamboat Bill Jr., The General

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